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Full name Frank Sidney Roland Johnson
Born August 4, 1917, Simla, Punjab
Died May 10, 2009 (aged 91 years 279 days)
Major teams Combined Services, Delhi, Sind
Batting style Right-hand bat
|First-class span||1941/42 - 1947|
Air Vice-Marshall Johnnie Johnson was one of a number of English cricketers whose first-class experience came while serving with the forces in India in World War Two, playing four times for Sind as an opening batsman and the only European on the team. His one first-class appearance in England came in 1947 playing for Combined Services against Oxford University.
Johnson was an allround sportsman who played hockey and squash, as well as cricket, for the RAF.
Appointed OBE in 1963 and CB in 1973
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun