Previous Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson has been chosen as an Honorary Life Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), caretakers of the game’s laws.
The club made the declaration on Sunday, at Lord’s, during the second’s Ashes Test among Australia and England which finished in a draw.
Johnson, who has played 73 international Test matches for Australia guaranteeing 313 wickets at a normal of 28.40, was “overwhelmed” by the respect.
“It’s an absolutely amazing feeling and I never thought I’d be sitting here at Lord’s like an honorary life member. I am just blown me away,” said Johnson.
“It’s nice to be recognised by MCC. I am really honoured and really proud to be in this position right now,” he included.
Johnson made his debut for Australia in 2005 and hung up his boots 10 years after the fact in 2015. He was a part of Australia’s two successful World Cup triumphs in 2007 and 2015.
The speedster represented Australia in 153 One Day Internationals grabbing 239 wickets and 30 Twenty 20 Internationals in which he guaranteed 38 scalps.
The MCC additionally took to Twitter to declare his membership.
“MCC has today announced the election of former @CricketAus bowler, Mitchell Johnson, as an Honorary Life Member of the Club.”