Mitchell Johnson to take up coaching role: Mitchell Johnson to take up coaching? After retiring midway from the series against New Zealand, Mitchell Johnson again surprises as his former Australia team-mate and fast bowler, Ryan Harris hints that Johnson might consider coaching. Ryan Harris is currently the U-19 bowling coach for the Australia-A side.
Usually socially less active, Johnson planned to go off from cricket entirely. But now, this decision certainly comes as a surprise.
Ryan Harris, who is close to the speedster told that Johnson was always eager to help the youngsters by sharing his experiences with them through coaching.
“I know for a fact that Mitch has an interest in coaching and particularly in coaching young bowlers and helping them develop,’’ Harris said. “Sometimes he can come across as a scary fast bowler, but off the field he is very thoughtful and is a good thinker about the game,’’ he said.
Johnson is known to have shared a lot with Harris, and both spent a lot of time together. The latter expressed that the announcement of retiring from all forms of international cricket came as a shock to him as well. He said although Johnson was keen to take a ‘final’ break from cricket, he wished to play out the summer.
Later, Johnson wanted to take up the role of coaching youngsters and helping them with his experience.
“Maybe I can become a bowling coach with Ryan Harris and go on a few under-19s tours,’’ he quoted saying in Inside Cricket on Fox Sports.