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Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson retires: Twitter tributes

Sports Mole takes a look at some of the Twitter reaction to the news of Mitchell Johnson's retirement from all forms of international cricket.

Batsmen across the globe will have rejoiced in unison this morning following confirmation that Mitchell Johnson has retired from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect.

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.

Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates winning the second test during day five of Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013© Getty Images

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


"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


""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


"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."
England Cricket

"A massive congratulations to @mitchjohnson398 on a wonderful career."
Former Australia bowler Brett Lee


"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


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