Mitchell Johnson congratulates ABD on a successful international career

The Aussie pacer went on to describe ABD as the toughest to play against

Mitchell Johnson
Mitchell Johnson of KKR. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The retirement of AB de Villiers came across as a shocking news to the whole cricketing universe. With more than 20,000 runs in his international career, Mr 360 degrees bid adieu to the game. Being an inspiration to the generation for his unorthodox batting and a wide range of cricketing shots, he stepped down at the age of 34.

Earlier this year, the Proteas batsman who hadn’t been a part of the Test squad announced his return to the format. He followed it up with some amazing batting against India and later against Australia. The South Africans went on to register series victories against both of them.


The Australian tour was particularly famous for the chaos it generated surrounding the ball-tampering controversy. As soon as the series got over, AB De Villiers had an assignment in India. Representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore, he singlehandedly guided them to victories in a few games this year.

As he hung his boots, all his fellow cricketers whom he has played with and against took to Twitter. They congratulated him for having such a phenomenal career and wished him luck for the future. Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson joined the bandwagon in wishing AB De Villiers all the best.

Both cricketers have been involved in a number of international battles against each other. Mitchell Johnson had announced his retirement way back in 2015. The Aussie pacer went on to describe ABD as the toughest to play against. Further congratulating him on an outstanding career, he asserted that the 35-year-old now had all the time to enjoy with his family and friends.

Here’s what Mitchell Johnson posted on Twitter

“Congrats on an outstanding career. You deserve all the accolades but most importantly, time now to enjoy with your family and friends. Always the toughest to play against.”

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