Making the announcement he said, "I feel now is the best time to say goodbye. I've given the decision a lot of thought. Beyond this match, I'm just not sure that I can continue competing consistently at the level required to wear the Baggy Green".

Let us have a look at some of the best performances by this star bowler in  international cricket.

1. 5/26 against India in 2007
The prey to his maiden five wicket haul were the likes of: Yuvraj Singh, Robin Uthappa, MS Dhoni, Irfan Pathan and Murali Kartik. Australia won the match and Johnson almost made history.

2. 9/69 against New Zealand in 2008  
4 wickets by Johnson in the first half of the Test match gave Aussies the required lead which subsequently resulted in a victory which was again owed to the bowler.

3. 8/61 against South Africa in 2008
This match shall be remembered for the stunning victory of South Africa against Australia when the Proteas chased 414 runs on the last day. The second day of this WACA Test, though, was owned by Mitchelle Johnson derailed the visitors from 234/3 to 281 all out.

4. 6/38 against England in 2010
This was the first time Australia had lost ashes on their home ground. The only saving grace was Johnson's bowling attack which triggered England's collapse from 78 without loss to 98/5. He went on to dismissing last three wickets for just one run.

5. 6/31 against Sri Lanka in 2011
Arguably one of the best performances by the Australian pacer resulted in a memorable victory for his side.

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