AUS v IND 2018

Indian Journalist published fake interview of Johnson regarding Bumrah, Here’s what Johnson did

Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson heaped praise on Indian National Cricket Team pacer Jasprit Bumrah for his excellent show so far in the Test series against Australia.

The right-arm pacer so far has bagged eleven wickets form two Test matches against Australia. He is now the second-highest wicket-taker in the series behind Nathan Lyon (16 wickets).

Mitchell Johnson revealed who he thinks is the best bowler in the Indian team. Johnson also praised the Indian pace attack and also had given some advise to the bowlers.

But from all the pacers, he had picked Jasprit Bumah as the best bowler. Johnson who played with the Indian star for Mumbai Indians had said that Bumrah is hard to choose because of his action and consistency.

There is no doubt that Indian bowlers have bowled well as a unit over the past year or so and regularly picked 20 wickets in overseas conditions. They just need to assess the conditions and the pitch better and hit the right length quickly.

Ishant Sharma has been around for a while. He is hitting the bat hard, which is a good sign but needs to be more consistent with his line. Mohammad Shami has a smooth action and has the ability to surprise batsmen with the occasional short ball.

Umesh Yadav seems to have added a yard of pace but does not swing it much these days, but the bowler who impressed me most is Jasprit Bumrah,” Mitchell Johnson told The Times of India.

While talking about Bumrah he said that, “He has a unique action but is very consistent with his line and length. He hardly bowls a loose delivery, which means he is hard to score off and any batsman will think twice before taking him on. The pressure he creates at one end often leads to wickets tumbling at the other end”

What if we tell you that these above lines are from an article published in Times of India, which according to Mitchell Johnson are fake.

Times of India and it’s branches have the habit of peddling fake news across India and in past they have been criticised many times.

Mitchell Johnson took it to twitter to respond on this fake interviews by Times of India. Here’s what he has to say:

After the article was published, ICC tweeted this statement of Mitchell Johnson which came across to Johnson and he didn’t take a while to reply:

Here’s the tweet by ICC:

Here’s the Johnson’s reply:

 

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