Change in foot direction helped: Johnson
Sun, Oct 12, 2008 12:00 AM
Australia's fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has reckoned that a modification in his foot direction has helped him better his bowling attack with increased accuracy.
The paceman's figures of 4-62 on the third day of the ongoing first Test between India and Australia in Bangalore are the evidence.
"I've been working on a few little things, my feet position at the crease, last summer I was sort of opening up my front leg and my front arm was going out so I've worked really hard on getting my front arm and front leg going towards off stump so that's helped me a little," Johnson was quoted as saying.
"Also been trying to not put so much pressure on myself to bowl the perfect ball every ball, I tend to do that a bit much instead of just going out there and bowling."
"If the ball swings it swings, I get the ball to reverse and I think that's a good thing for me, but I'm not going to focus too much on trying to swing the new ball," added the 26-year-old.
Johnson's victims are Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly.
"To get those big names, it's pretty exciting to me," he said further emphasizing Sachin's wicket was the most precious.
This is 10th Test appearance of the Queensland player and it is for the first time that he is playing in India.