Mitchell Johnson's most-feared 'filthy' mo goes

Last updated 13:19 14/01/2014
Mitchell Johnson
GARETH COPLEY/ Getty
'FILTHY': Mitchell Johnson's moustache.

Relevant offers

Cricket

Kane Williamson carries the drinks as David Warner blasts Sunrisers Hyderabad to IPL title Sri Lanka's Mathews leads from front to frustrate England in second test Black Caps all-rounder Mitchell Santner breaks finger playing for Worcestershire Kane Williamson and David Warner star in a cringeworthy TV ad England on course to crush Sri Lanka in second test Trent Boult helps Hyderabad make IPL final over Brendon McCullum's Gujarat England batsmen fail to punish Sri Lanka as untidy Cook misses out on 10,000 Basin Reserve risks becoming 'tier two' venue unless work hastens, says councillor Hagley Oval gets 25 days of international cricket over next two summers Cricketer Anton Devcich rocks the Steven Adams moustache

Cricket's most-feared moustache is gone - for a month, at least.

Australia's Ashes hero Mitchell Johnson had the popular handlebar mo shaved today by wife Jessica, who was glad to see  the end of the ''filthy'' growth.

Johnson initially grew the moustache to raise money for men's health charity Movember late last year, but decided to keep it for the duration of Australia's 5-0 Ashes whitewash over England.

The 32-year-old went on to claim 37 wickets and was named player of the series.

''It's been great. I've really enjoyed having the mo, the dirty mo,'' the fast bowler told Channel Nine's Today show.

''We've raised close to A$40,000, which is great as well.

''But today's the day.''

Johnson has agreed to auction off the shavings in a replica Ashes urn to help reach his A$50,000 donation target.

But the 32-year-old's clean-shaven look won't be around for long, the tearaway promising to re-grow the mo for next month's tour of South Africa.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content