Mitchell Johnson also pointed out that  it was great for him play Test cricket again in an Ashes series © Getty Images


Sydney: Dec 4, 2013


Australian Test bowler Mitchell Johnson has said that reaching over 200 wickets in the format is an elite club and one gets compared to greats like Dennis Lillee and Merv Hughes.


According to News.com.au, Johnson also pointed out that it was great for him to be playing Test cricket again in an Ashes series. Johnson is the one fast bowler in Test cricket who sends shudders through rivals in a way Lillee and Jeff Thomson once did, the report said. His 150km/h slingers have smashed the hands of South African skipper Graeme Smith and Sri Lankan marvel Kumar Sangakkara, the report added. He also worked over England batsman Jonathan Trott, before the No 3 batsman’s stress related Ashes exit, the report further said.