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Mitchell Johnson's Marvellous Career

The Aussie fast bowler has announced his retirement effective at the end of today's play. 

Congratulations to Mitchell Johnson who will retire from all forms of international cricket following today's play.

— Cricket Australia (@CAComms) November 17, 2015 " />


*311 wickets from 73 Tests at an average of 22.35
*239 wickets from 153 ODIs at an average of 25.26
*38 wickets from 30 T20Is at an average of 20.97
*12-127, his career-best Test match figures recorded in Australia's win over South Africa in Centurion in 2014
*8-61, his career-best Test innings figures recorded in Australia's loss to South Africa in Perth in 2008
*6-31, his career-best ODI figures recorded in Australia's win over Sri Lanka in Kandy in 2011
*2 Sir Garfield Sobers trophies, awarded to the ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2009 and 2014
*Two-time World Cup winner, he failed to play a game in Australia's undefeated 2007 campaign but was part of the squad
*37 wickets, Johnson's stunning haul in the 2013-14 Ashes. It was five short of breaking the record for most scalps in an Ashes series, but Rodney Hogg achieved that in six Tests.
*156.8 km/hr, the fastest speed his bowling was clocked at. It came in the 2013 Boxing Day Test against England.
*Twice, the number of times he broke Graeme Smith's hand in 2009. Also broke Kumar Sangakkara's hand in 2012, while the menacing paceman broke Ryan McLaren's arm in 2014.

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