Recently, Mitchell Johnson heavily targeted David Warner. Afterwards, David Warner’s manager hit back at the former fast bowler. Furthermore, players like Usman Khawaja had defended David Warner. Mitchell Johnson had previously taken over as chief selector George Bailey alongside David Warner. But now Mitchell Johnson has to pay the price. A series of three Test matches will be played between Australia and Pakistan. According to media reports, Mitchell Johnson has been removed from the commentary team for the Australia-Pakistan series.
Apart from Mitchell Johnson, Merv Hughes, Wasim Akram and Mark Taylor have also been selected for the Australia-Pakistan Test series, but Mitchell Johnson will now no longer be part of the commentary team. A related list was published at the same time. This list includes the names of Merv Hughes, Wasim Akram and Mark Taylor, but not Mitchell Johnson. Recently, Mitchell Johnson had said that the player who gave Australia a bad name would now be given a hero’s farewell by the same player. David Warner was the main conspirator in the ball tampering.
After that, Usman Khwaja’s statement came out. He said that David Warner and Steve Smith were heroes to me. Both of them stayed away from cricket for almost a year. He was punished for the crime he committed. Nobody is perfect, Mitchell Johnson is not perfect. Neither David Warner is perfect, nor is Steve Smith. He said that what David Warner has done for cricket should be viewed positively. I disagree with Mitchell Johnson’s statement that David Warner and everyone else involved in the sandpaper scandal are not heroes.