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
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com 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
42 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
06 July 2014
Sri Lanka v South Africa, Colombo 06:15
09 July 2014
Sri Lanka v South Africa, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 11:00
12 July 2014
Sri Lanka v South Africa, Hambantota 06:15
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

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

 
 
Featured Blog

The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.

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.