Ahead of the ongoing two-match Test series between Australia and Pakistan, Johnson wrote a critical article on veteran opener David Warner in The West Australian, questioning why Warner had the authority to choose his retirement date despite his terrible form with the bat in Tests and accusing him of not owning up to his role in the ball-tampering scandal.
David Warner was selected in the WTC squad and the first two Tests of the Ashes series despite a poor run in the recent few months.
Warner, who has played nine Tests in India and scored 399 runs at an average of 22.16, has been facing criticism after failing to deliver with the bat in the first Test in Nagpur.
The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is set to commence on February 9 in Nagpur.
India Capitals’ pacer Mitchell Johnson has been handed a warning and a fine of 50 percent of his match fees for involving in a heated argument during the Sky247.net Legends League match at the Barkatullah Khan Stadium on Sunday.
Mitchell Johnson was seen exchanging some heated words with the former India all-rounder during the first innings. The former Australian fast bowler even pushed Yusuf Pathan in the middle of the pitch.
Mitchell Johnson is representing India Capitals in the Legends League Cricket
The 31-year-old Starc also became just the fifth pace bowler in 22 years to win the Medal to join the likes of Test skipper Pat Cummins, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath as the only fast bowlers to win the top award since it was introduced in 2000.
Michael Clarke played with and against some of the greatest fast bowlers of cricketing history.
Mitchell Johnson took 590 wickets across formats for Australia and was part of their 2007 and 2015 ODI World Cup winning squads.