Ben Stokes responds to Mitchell Johnson’s jibe by using a famous Barmy Army song

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Ben Stokes, Mitchell Johnson (Image Source: Twitter)

Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson, recently grabbed the headlines when he took a jibe at Indian captain Virat Kohli through his Instagram story. As per some media reports, during the second Test, Kohli was heard shouting: “Jab India mein yeh log aayengey, tab dikha doonga (When they will come to India, we will show them).”


Johnson posted a picture of Kohli along with his comments. The 38-year-old also wrote, “This gave me a laugh” alongside a laughing emoji in his post.

After mocking the Indian skipper, Johnson trolled England, and specifically, Ben Stokes. Joe Root, recently announced that English players wouldn’t shake hands on their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka over coronavirus threat.


Meanwhile, the Townsville-born speedster posted an Instagram story in which he took a dig at Ben Stokes regarding his brawl in Bristol, which took place in 2017.

Johnson wrote, “Is this a p*** take? You can jam your fist pump England hahaha just be careful though, Stokesy might react with a sucker punch.”

Mitchell Johnson Instagram (Image Source: Twitter)

However, the England all-rounder was quick to respond and took a few lines of Barmy Army’s (a group of fans who support England cricket team) famous song, which troubled Johnson way too much during 2010-11 Ashes.


Stokes took to Twitter and used one of the lines of the song- “Bowls to the left bowls to the right I wonder if big bad Mitch likes Marmite.”

It is believed that the Barmy Army troubled Johnson a lot through this song. They mocked his haircut, personal life, bowling, and his attitude.

Johnson even admitted in his autobiography that the constant sledging by the Barmy Army through the song really bothered him.


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