Mitchell Johnson made MCC Honorary life member
Mitchell Johnson (right) was made member for his outstanding achievements (Credit: MCC)

Former Australia international Mitchell Johnson has been made as an honorary life member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), it was announced on Sunday.

One of the greatest fast bowlers to have represented Australia, Johnson played 73 Tests, 153 ODIs and 30 T20Is during his international career that lasted eight years.

He continues to be the fifth in the list of all-time leading wicket takers for Australia in Test cricket. In ODIs too he left his mark with 239 wickets at 25.26 and in T20Is, he claimed 38 wickets. Apart from his bowling exploits, Johnson was more than a capable batsman, with one century and 13 half-centuries across formats.

“It’s an absolutely amazing feeling and I never thought I’d be sitting here at Lord’s as an Honorary Life Member. It’s nice to be recognised by MCC. I’m really honoured and really proud to be in this position right now,” Johnson was quoted as saying by the MCC.

The 2013-14 season was career-defining for the left-arm pacer who took 59 wickets in eight Tests against England and South Africa. He was in devastating form during the Ashes that season, starring in a series whitewash.

After hanging up his international boots, Johnson continued playing T20 cricket in Big Bash League (BBL) and Indian Premier League (IPL) before finally ending his active career in 2018.

He know has ventured into cricket commentary and is currently in England for the ongoing Ashes series.