A winner of two ICC Champions Trophies and the Cricket World Cup, the 34-year-old took a total of 590 wickets over the course of his career.
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He may have been a controversial figure at times, but the world of cricket has taken to Twitter today to pay tribute to the mustachioed bowler, a selection of which can be read below.
"All the England lads will be celebrating they won't have to face @MitchJohnson398 again in Australia.... Great career & a Great man."
Former England captain Michael Vaughan
sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 17, 2015
"What an athlete! One of the best I ever played with."
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke
"Congratulations on your Test career @MitchJohnson398, you've been a great bowler for Aus, and a good sport to boot."
England's Barmy Army
"Incredible athlete! Congrats on a magnificent career @MitchJohnson398."
South Africa skipper AB De Villiers
.@MitchJohnson398 bowled rockets and still does!! Congrats on scaring the life out of every batsmen around the world mate, it was great 😧— Paul Collingwood (@Colly622) November 17, 2015
""Well done @MitchJohnson398 on a fantastic career. Great competitor and a incredible athlete. You can be very proud of what you achieved #gas."
South Africa batsman Faf Du Plessis
"Massive congrats to great mate @MitchJohnson398 on a fantastic career. Will be a few batsmen in the world breathing easier! Congrats mate!"
Ex-Aussie bowler Ryan Harris
"Congrats @MitchJohnson398 on a remarkable career. Always enjoyed the onfield tussle with you mate. Good luck with your retirement."
Former India batsman VVS Laxman
Brings tears to my eyes to think that I won't play again with my great mate @MitchJohnson398. Great team man, great friend & cricket legend— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) November 17, 2015
"Congratulations @MitchJohnson398 on a fantastic career. Well done pal! #topbowler #topbloke."
Yorkshire coach and former Aussie bowler Jason Gillespie
"All the best in your retirement @MitchJohnson398. Thanks for being a brilliant adversary over the years."
"A massive congratulations to @mitchjohnson398 on a wonderful career."
Former Australia bowler Brett Lee
@MitchJohnson398 Fabulous career ... A real warrior and champion who gave us all the thrill of fast bowling at its best— David 'Bumble' Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) November 17, 2015
"Big congrats to @MitchJohnson398
most hostile Fast bowling Cartel quick of generation #BatsmanBreathASighOfRelief."
Former Australia international Damien Fleming
"Its going to be a weird feeling watching @CricketAus and no @MitchJohnson398 - what a career. #legend #ThanksMitch."
Australian cricketer Jessica Jonassen
"Congratulations to @MitchJohnson398 on a fantastic career. Looking forward to seeing you rip in one last time today! #Legend."
Australian cricketer Holly Ferling
Damien Martyn (@damienmartyn) November 17, 2015