Australia in SA

Johnson taunts SA ‘tub’ fans

2014-02-14 12:33
Mitchell Johnson (AP Photo)

Centurion – Mitchell Johnson has resumed his love-hate relationship with Proteas fans during the first Test at SuperSport Park here.

The menacing, exaggerated moustache-bearing Australian fast bowler was always likely to respond to chirps – some of them perhaps grudgingly admiring – when he fielded near the boundary rope.

First salvoes were fired his way during day two on Thursday, when his express pace and aggression was generally too hot for the SA batsmen to handle.

Asked at the post-play press conference what had been said to him by beer-clutching spectators, cooling themselves off in the tub at Castle Corner, Johnson replied: “I can’t really repeat what they were saying.

“It was nothing different to any other time I’ve been here!”

But then he admitted he gave a bit back.

“I said to a couple of the guys in the pool that maybe they should go to the toilet because they’ve been in there for a while.”

Call it Aussie bog humour?

*Follow our chief writer on Twitter: @RobHouwing

Read more on:    australia  |  ozinsa  |  mitchell johnson  |  cricket


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • SS3
    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 @
  • SS4
    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 @
  • SS5
    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 @
  • SS7
    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 @
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

09 August 2014
Zimbabwe v South Africa, Harare Sports Club 10:00
17 August 2014
Zimbabwe v South Africa, Bulawayo 09:30
19 August 2014
Zimbabwe v South Africa, Bulawayo 09:30
Previous Results

Date Match Result

Graeme Smith's shock decision to retire is...

Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.