Ploys don't work against Chris Gayle, says Mumbai Indians speedster Mitchell Johnson

Australian quickie reckons bowling to Mike Hussey is never easy because he plays classical and correct cricket, against Gayle, it's difficult because the Jamaican goes for power.

updated: April 30, 2013 15:58 IST
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Like Kolkata Knight Riders' mystery spinner Sunil Narine, Australian speedster Mitchell Johnson feels bowling to Mike Hussey and Chris Gayle can be most difficult thing in T20 cricket. Both Hussey and Gayle have been in good form in the Indian Premier League and Johnson, playing his first season for Mumbai Indians, says plans always don't work bowlers.

In an interview to, Johnson, who has taken 11 wickets in eight matches so far, says both Gayle and Hussey are dangerous customers in their own unique ways.

"Mike Hussey plays very classical and correct cricket shots whereas Chris goes for power and hits it a very long way. I'd rather not bowl to any of them at their best. But it's always good bowling to old team mates. Having played with Mike, it was a little bit strange playing against him in Chennai but I really enjoyed bowling to him. He's such a world-class player in every format and just for the challenge of bowling to a former team mate, I'd love to bowl to him again, and hopefully get his wicket too," Johnson said.

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