Agence France-PresseFebruary 19, 2014 08:48
South African captain Graeme Smith on Wednesday played down the "hype" around Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson ahead of the second Test which starts at St George's Park on Thursday.
Johnson destroyed the South African batting in the first Test at Centurion with match figures of 12 for 127, spearheading Australia to a 281-run win.
"It's important not to get caught up in the hype," said Smith.
"Obviously Mitchell bowled extremely well and bowled aggressively. We all know that creates headlines, stories and fanfare.