'Aur hum abhi tak apne old player ka wait kar rahe' - Fans react as Aussie speedster Spencer Johnson makes spectacular debut with three wickets in 'The Hundred'

The Oval Invincibles' pacer, Spencer Johnson, made a remarkable debut in The Hundred on Wednesday days after national call

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Spencer Johnson (Source: Twitter)

Ahead of the ODI World Cup 2023, a young Australian pacer has created a buzz on social media. The Oval Invincibles' pacer, Spencer Johnson, made a remarkable debut in 'The Hundred' on Wednesday. He delivered the most economical 20-ball performance in the history of the tournament. His exceptional display saw him claim three wickets for just one run.

This impressive performance came just two days after Johnson got his maiden National call-up. He was selected for the T20I series against South Africa, which is scheduled for later this month. The 27-year-old pacer showcased his skills by delivering 19 dot balls out of 20 deliveries, contributing significantly to his team's 94-run win over the Manchester Originals.

After the Invincibles put a total of 186-5, Johnson maintained a tight grip on the game. He conceded a single run to England's white-ball captain, Jos Buttler, in his first ten deliveries. In another set of 10 deliveries, Johnson delivered all dots and took three wickets, including two bowled dismissals. This has to be one of the most impressive performances in the history of the tournament.

"I am lucky to be here", says Spencer Johnson

Earlier this week, after the final game of the Global T20, Johnson spoke about his career and experience in The Hundred. He said he is enjoying his game and looking forward to the international tour. "I’m speechless; I'm not really sure what’s going on. I’m pinching myself... I’ve had a bit of a tough run with injuries, but I’m 27 now and have come out the other side. I’m just really enjoying my cricket and lucky to be here", he said.

Meanwhile, Oval Invincibles' skipper Sam Billings praised the left-arm pacer and said he is an asset. "To provide a performance like that against Jos Buttler and Phil Salt as well, two of the best players in the world at the moment, I can’t really put into words how special that bowling performance is," Billings said.

Here is how fans reacted to Spencer Johnson's performance:

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