25 Nov 2011

Australian legend bags Mitchell Johnson

7:19 pm on 25 November 2011

The Australian cricket legend Neil Harvey says Mitchell Johnson is probably the most over-rated pace bowler he's seen, and he thinks Ricky Ponting should retire.

The 83-year-old former left-handed batsman, who had a test average of just under 50, shares the opinion of many Australian cricket lovers who're frustrated by Johnson's inconsistency, which again led to his failure to make an impact in their two tests this month in South Africa.

Harvey said Ricky Ponting is making the same mistake of another former captain Allan Border in playing on a couple of years too long, and he's disappointed about the choice of a foreigner, South African Mickey Arthur, as Australia's new coach.