Former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson suffered a horrific injury as a result of his gym exercises going wrong. Reportedly, the burly Johnson smacked his head with a chin-up bar in his gym, leading to as many as 16 stitches on his scalp and also a terrible cut. The 36-year-old Speedster, took to his Instagram page to inform his fans of the injury, thus leading to emotional responses from his followers on the social networking site.
Aussies lethal Speedster retired from international cricket mid-way into the Test series against New Zealand during the home summer in 2015 after representing Australia in 73 Tests, 153 ODIs and 30 T20 Internationals. Post-retirement, Johnson has kept himself engaged with the sport by participating in T20 leagues, including the Big Bash League in his own country and the Indian Premier League in India.
Earlier this year in the IPL auctions, Australian speedster Mitchell Johnson was snapped up by the Kolkata Knight Riders for a sum of INR 2 crore, having played for the Kings XI Punjab and the Mumbai Indians in previous IPL. Before even thinking of returning on the field for his new IPL side, Johnson will need a fully healed injury at least a few days before the commencement of the tournament on April 7, with KKR playing their first game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens on the following day.