Micthell Johnson (above) will begin training at the nets under the bowling coach Shane Bond, a media release issued here said    IANS (File Photo)
Micthell Johnson (above) will begin training at the nets under the bowling coach Shane Bond, a media release issued here said IANS (File Photo)

Mumbai: Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson will from Wednesday join the Mumbai Indians (MI) squad for their ongoing preparatory camp for the coming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The camp at the Wankhede stadium under the new head coach Mahela Jayawardene will continue till April 2. He will begin training at the nets under the bowling coach Shane Bond, a media release issued here said. “Now that the Test Series is over, getting ready to play with MIpaltan for 2017 season. Should be fun. Thanks to the supporting fans,” Mitchell tweeted. The Mumbai franchise picked Johnson for his base price of Rs 2 crore in IPL auction held in February. Ajinkya Rahane should continue as India captain, feels Mitchell Johnson

Earlier, Mitchell Johnson indirectly launched a verbal volley against injured skipper Virat Kohli, saying that batsman Ajinkya Rahane should continue as the Indian captain. Johnson s comments came after stand-in skipper Rahane led the side to an eight-wicket win against Australia in the final Test in Dharamsala and eventually to the four-match series win 2-1. Rahane was asked to lead the side after Kohli was ruled out of the fourth and the final Test due to a shoulder injury, which he sustained while putting in a dive on the first day of the drawn third Test in Ranchi, reported ANI.

Following the match, Johnson took to his Twitter account and wrote, Rahane should stay captain! It was a tough series but I believe it should stay on the field with the players . Johnson did not stop there and also hit back over Kohli s recent comments about friendship with Australian players. Clear difference in class. Smith apologised in the post match interview, Kohli keeps going in press conference, he retweeted.