Ashes Series: Mitchell Johnson says “I believe he is deceiving himself”

Ashes Series: Mitchell Johnson fired back at England captain Joe Root’s claims of the Gabba no longer being a fortress for the hosts. Johnson retaliated by saying that India’s won in Brisbane. Also, January has made Root overconfident. Johnson’s winning streak at the Gabba in Tests. And ended this year as India stunned the hosts. The visitors chased down 329 on the final day of the Test. Also, inflicting a soul-crushing three-wicket loss. England was secured their last Test win at the venue in 1986. Speaking to Wide World of Sports, Johnson said India’s victory shouldn’t mean the same for England. And Contradicting Root’s opinion, he strongly believes the venue remains their stronghold.

“Maybe he’s trying to trick his own mind into thinking that because India played well there that they should be okay. But I think he’s trying to fool his own mind. It’s still a stronghold from our point of view, from an Australian (point of view). Even from the perspective of someone just watching the game, who hasn’t played in a while, you know the Gabba’s hot,” Mitchell Johnson said.

Ashes Series: Mitchell Johnson says "I believe he is deceiving himself"

Joe Root

Ashes Series: In Australia, Joe Root will play his third Ashes series. India’s victory was revealed in an exclusive conversation with the Guardian. They offer England every reason to believe. And they can do the same in the opening Test of the Ashes series in 2021-22.

If England wins the important moments of the game, as India did, the No. 1 Test batter believes they will win the game. They should also be optimistic about their chances. The scorching heat, Johnson added, makes it difficult for the visiting teams. Regardless of the weather, the Queenslander stated.  

Ashes Series: “You always cramp in that first Test match. It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced player or not and you get yourself prepared the best you can. You tend to find, especially if you’re a bowler and if you’re batting for a long time, you will cramp there,” Mitchell Johnson said.

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