Australia Cricket

Mitchell Johnson Mocked by South Africa Banner, Laughs It Off

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 20: Mitchell Johnson of Australia gets ready to bowl during day one of the Second Test match between South Africa and Australia at AXXESS St George's Cricket Stadium on February 20, 2014 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterFebruary 20, 2014

South Africa may have been ripped to shreds by Mitchell Johnson in the first Test against Australia at Centurion, but the Proteas fans are determined not to let him get to them.

Dale Steyn is still the world's best bowler according to the official ICC standings (Johnson, who has only just scaled new heights, has risen to fourth), and one fan made a point of reminding him as much when the left-armer was fielding down at the boundary:

10/10 for creativity. #SAvAUS pic.twitter.com/KanEZ2XvFf

— FOX SPORTS Cricket (@FOXCricketLive) February 20, 2014

Johnson has had practice being laughed at before—at one point he was routinely mocked by England's Barmy Army after failing to impress in the Ashes until the recently concluded winter series.

So when he's in the richest form of his career, he had no trouble laughing it off:

And this was Mitch's reaction when he saw the sign. #SAvAUS pic.twitter.com/MdQHcryCji

— FOX SPORTS Cricket (@FOXCricketLive) February 20, 2014

 Thanks to @FoxCricketLive on Twitter for the screengrabs.

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