Mitchell Johnson is relishing the green pitches and is happy that he is getting to swing the ball in Indian conditions. He bowled brilliantly against the Mumbai Indians on Sunday at Wankhede Stadium. In his four overs, he gave away only 23 runs and picked up the wickets of Aaron Finch and Ambati Rayudu, reported the official website of Indian Premier League.
He is also impressed by these Indian pitches that seem to have a tinge of green grass on it and all the fast bowlers around the world loves to the see that. "You don't normally see too much grass in India. To be able to see it here and see the ball swing and do a little bit off the wicket is nice. It suits our bowling at the moment," said Johnson in an interview to the official website of IPL.
"We knew we get a bit of dew and moisture around and it tends to do a little bit later on in the night. It was still doing a little bit late in the game," added Johnson. "I think we have seen that when we were in Pune as well, the ball was still swinging and there was enough in the wicket. Maybe that is going to be the theme of all the wickets in India in the IPL."
Johnson is also happy bowling alongside two young pacers Sandeep Sharma and Anureet Singh. He felt that they have gained a lot more pace than the last season and is using these conditions well. He heaped praises on these two young lads.
"I am really impressed with Sandeep and Anureet. They train really hard and always give it a hundred percent. You can never doubt those guys when it comes to giving it their all," said Johnson.
Johnson seems to be surprised with the amount of swing that he is getting in India. He did not get to swing the ball during the recently concluded World Cup, but he is elated that now he is getting to do so and that is helping his side.