New Delhi: Australian all-rounder, Shane Watson almost broke into tears when he received the news about Mitchell Johnson's retirement.
Watson received the news of the retirement via a text message from Johnson. The 34-year-old fast bowler retired on the last day of second Test against New Zealand last week.
Watson took to micro-blogging site Twitter to express his feelings.
Brings tears to my eyes to think that I won't play again with my great mate @MitchJohnson398. Great team man, great friend & cricket legend
— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) November 17, 2015
Watson shares a great bond with Johnson, on-and-off the field as they played a lot of cricket together.
Both played for their native Queensland in domestic cricket.
Johnson played 73 Test matches for Australia and picked up 313 wickets.