MI were delighted by Johnson's Ashes show: John Wright

Jan 09, 2014, 01:27 IST | Clayton Murzello

The IPL team's head coach was over the moon after Australia pacer emerged as the player of the Ashes series. Here’s what he told MiD DAY on Tuesday

The whole franchise — Mumbai Indians — was delighted by Mitchell Johnson’s Ashes show. He enjoyed his cricket with us. He bowled well in the IPL but the moment he came back in the Champions League, he was even quicker… very quick. It’s always great to see your players being successful. He has lot of fans in Mumbai.

Mitchell Johnson
Mitchell Johnson

He was a joy to work with. He’s a humble, simple and hard working person. He spends a lot of time in the gym and is very well conditioned. Mitch did a lot of work before the Ashes series and we saw a lot of that work in the CLT20.

He’s got a great work ethic. We just said to him, ‘enjoy yourself, bowl as fast and straight as you can. And he kept it simple’. Obviously, he did the same in the Ashes — short spells — straight and fast and what a series he had!

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