England batsman Johnny Bairstow has refuted claims that he did not enjoy batting in the longest format of the game. Bairstow, who hit a century on Friday to end the ongoing ODI series against India, had a disappointing performance in the Test series that ended earlier this month in which England lost 1-3.
The right-hander had taken three ducks in the last two Tests against the hosts and former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said the batsman felt “non-stop” at the crease.
Reacting to Gavaskar’s comment, Bairstow gave England a resounding win in the second ODI, saying, “First, no, I didn’t hear that and secondly, I’m interested in it, especially when I’m there. Any correspondence between him and him and There was no conversation. “
He said, “So he is welcome to give me the ring and I will talk to him about my desire to do well in Test cricket and I will get the happiness that I get from playing Test cricket.” As I said, my phone is on. He can call or text me if he wants.
In the second ODI at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, Bairstow and Ben Stokes scored 124 and 99 respectively and England chased down the target of 337 runs.
With the series on the line, England began to chase their opener explosively and shared a 110-run partnership for the first wicket. Beyerso, who blasted all the guns, credited the visitors’ batting depth for playing bold cricket.
“Adil Rashid comes to us at 10 or 11 in the morning. Adil has scored 10 first-class centuries for his authority. Many teams around the world do not have that type of players coming in at 10 or 11, ”Bairstow said during a virtual press conference.
“If you add that Moin Ali, he is at the height with the Crane brothers, may go on the list.” Yes, of course you are very confident to know that the batting line is strong.
The series decision makers will play at the same venue on Sunday.
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