Johnson: taking time for things that matter

Mitchell Johnson RMA Ambassador has confirmed he is retiring from all forms of cricket and will not continue on the T20 circuit. Johnson last month called time on his Big Bash career with the Perth Scorchers, but had left the door open to continue in the IPL and other domestic T20 leagues.

"It's over. I've bowled my final ball. Taken my final wicket," Johnson wrote for the Perth Now website.

"I'm ready to break clear of playing cricket and move on to the next period of my life,” Mitch said.

Johnson played the past two seasons for Perth following his retirement from international cricket and was instrumental in their BBL|06 title campaign, stunning the Melbourne Stars with 3-3 in the semi-final, and taking 1-13 in the final as Perth trounced Sydney Sixers.

The left-arm speedster won the IPL title with Mumba in 2017, having claimed three wickets in the final, and played his final season this year with Kolkata Knight Riders.

"I saw more highs and lows than most cricketers and I'm proud that I was able to fight back from adversity in the latter part of my career,” said Mitchell. 

Johnson, who will turn 37 in early November, indicated he would be open to a coaching or mentoring role in the future after a break.

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