<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Mitchell Johnson: I can cope with sledging now" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130113150603.jpg" title="Mitchell Johnson: I can cope with sledging now" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Mitchell Johnson had initially struggled to deal with taunts from the crowd and chants by the Barmy Army © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Aug 31, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Australia/post" target="_blank">Australia</a> pacer <a href="/tags/Mitchell-Johnson/post" target="_blank">Mitchell Johnson</a> has said that sledging does not have an impact on him and he likes to take it in his stride.<br /> <br /> Johnson has made no secret of his initial struggle to deal with taunts from crowd and chants by the Barmy Army.<br /> <br /> "Now I've moved on and passed all that and I know what to expect now," he said, as reported by <em>Sydney Morning Herald</em>.<br /> <br /> "I wouldn't say I enjoy copping stick every night," said Johnson.<br /> <br /> "But I just go out there and play and it's all a part of the game. I don't think I'd cope as much flak as I did if I didn't perform well. I've had moments where I haven't performed well but I think in general, I cope with it because I think there's a bit of worry there. They know I can bowl that quicker ball and rip through sides."<br /> <br /> After conceding 17 runs from the first over in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Aaron-Finch-s-record-breaking-ton-powers-Australia-to-emphatic-win-against-England-in-1st-T20/30439" target="_blank">Australia's 39-run win over England</a>, Johnson responded well to finish with figures of two for 41 on a pitch that heavily favoured the batsman in <a href="/tags/Southampton/post" target="_blank">Southampton</a>.