Ashes: Johnson expects ‘civil reception’ at Lord’s

Sydney, July 15 (ANI): Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson, who was goaded by the home supporters in Cardiff, is expecting a civil reception from the crowd in the second Ashes Test against England at Lord’s on Thursday.

Johnson, who delivered an unimpressive bowling spell during the Australia’s 169-run defeat in the first Test, responded in a similar fashion.

“I turned around a couple of times and gave a little bit back, try and make them laugh,” the 33-year-old left armer was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.

Johnson said that it would be a bit more civil at Lord’s, adding that he is looking forward to playing at the home of cricket.

Johnson will also be aiming to erase his forgettable outing of the 2009 Lord’s Test, when his menacing bowling tactics infamously went off the rails as Australia lost an Ashes Test at the home of cricket for the first time since 1934. (ANI)

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