Another excerpt from Mitchell Johnson's autobiography has reared its head, as the retired fast-bowler has now detailed an incident between himself and former teammate Shane Watson.

The pair were very close throughout their careers in cricket, but on one night in 2000 Johnson and Watson almost came to blows.

They were both members of Rod Marsh's Cricket Academy in Adelaide, although one night they didn't exactly see eye to eye.

“Every night we'd pile into the common room and watch Neighbours before dinner,” Johnson writes in his autobiography Resilient.

“It was always a bit willing as every time there was an ad break there would be an all-in wrestle on the floor until the show started again.

“In one wrestle I was dragged through the door and into the bathroom by a heap of guys and somebody pushed my head into the toilet. I wasn't impressed and the red mist descended.

“Somehow I managed to break free and I grabbed whoever it was by the front of the shirt as I got up and someone grabbed mine. I raised my right fist and he did the same. Then we looked at each other.

“It was Watto. I think we both looked at each other and thought: nah, I'm not going to hit him, he's my mate, and put our fists down at the same time.

“I can't say I wasn't angry. It took me a few days to get over it. We eventually started to talk to each other again and Watto remains one of my best mates in cricket.”

Resilient was released on Monday.