Mitchell Johnson retires: Cricketing world pays tribute to Australia's 'scary bowler'

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Perth, Nov 17: Searing Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson today announced his retirement from all international cricket at the end of the ongoing Test against New Zealand, joining a host of fellow veterans who recently called it quits.

"I feel now is the best time to say goodbye," the 34-year-old said in a statement ahead of the fifth day's play at Perth's WACA Ground. (Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson retires)

Mitchell Johnson retires: Tributes pour

The sudden announcement from the Aussie pacer took the cricketing world by surprise. Following his declaration, cricketing legends from all over the world paid tribute to the left-armer and fourth successful Australian bowler in Tests of all time. They wished him all the very best for the 2nd innings of his life and claimed batsmen all over world would now take a sigh of relief. 

Here is how cricketers and commentators congratulated the 'special bowler':

Sachin Tendulkar:

AB deVilliers:

Faf Du Plessis:

VVS Laxman:

Paul Collingwood:

Brett Lee:

Michael Vaughan:

Michael Clarke:

Shane Watson:

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