Mitchell Johnson eyes mentor Dennis Lillee's record

Aug 06, 2015, 08:10 IST | AFP

Nottingham: Mitchell Johnson has set his sights on equalling the record of mentor Dennis Lillee after becoming just the fifth Australian to take 300 Test wickets last week.

Mitchell Johnson
Mitchell Johnson 

Shane Warne's Australia record 708 Test wickets and Glenn McGrath's next-best 563 are set to prove far beyond the reach of the 33-year-old left-arm quick.

But the Test tallies of fellow Australia fast bowlers Brett Lee (310) and Lillee (355) are within range for Johnson.

"It was a very special occasion. And the way I did it. I guess that's sort of a trademark for me now, to bowl that short ball and get it ripping off the gloves," he also told reporters yesterday.

"The next target for me is trying to chase down Brett Lee. That'd be really nice, he's a hero of mine," Johnson added.

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