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Mitchell Johnson bids goodbye to cricket

Mitchell Johnson retired from all forms of cricket on Tuesday.

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Australia cricketer Mitchell Johnson retired from international cricket on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters)

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Johnson is the fourth-highest wicket taker among Australian bowlers with 311 wickets. (Source: AP)

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Johnson was also adjudged ICC Plyer of the Year on both occasions: 2009 and 2014. (Source: Reuters)

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Once he announced his retirement, his fans and followers were quick to react on Twitter. Here he is greeted by New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum. (Source: Reuters)

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Mitchell Johnson was given a 'Guard of Honor' by the visiting side as he walked in to bat for one final time at The WACA. (Source: Reuters)

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“I feel now is the best time to say goodbye,” Johnson said in a Cricket Australia news release. (Source: Reuters)

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The two upcoming pacers of the Australian cricket team: Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood carried him on his shoulders moments after the Perth Test ended. (Source: Reuters)

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In the times ahead, the focus will be on the likes of Hazlewood and Starc to live up to the billing. (Source: Reuters)