ICC World Cup: never told public, not behind us, says Jonny Bairstow
WORLD CUP BIRMINGHAM: It's been a difficult week for England; It has been a difficult week for Jonny Bairstow , as well. There were many criticisms directed at the hosts after they suffered consecutive losses that almost derailed their chances in the World Cup, and the great goalkeeper took something seriously.
The 29-year-old was involved in a public dispute with former England captain-turned commentator Michael Vaughan, questioning whether some people were truly behind England in their bid for a maiden World Cup title.
The comments were not well received by many among the public and former cricketers, with legend Shane Warne saying that Eoin Morgan Co would be fuming for them.
In Cricket , though, what you do between the 22 yards can make plenty of difference to how you then behave off it. On Sunday, after smashing a match-winning hundred — 111 off 109 balls, which included six sixes — to star in England ’s 31-run victory in a do-or-die game over India, Bairstow was able to smile about it all.
Delighted with the opener’s ODI hundred, his captain Eoin Morgan revealed Bairstow needed some “fire in his belly” to give off his best — what they refer to as ‘chabi’ in Indian Cricket ’s lingo. Secretly perhaps, Morgan wants Bairstow to keep getting worked up over something or the other!
There’s history to what Morgan is referring to here. In December 2017 at Perth during England ’s doomed Ashes campaign, he celebrated his hundred by kissing the badge on his helmet, and then headbutting it. On the first evening of that tour, Bairstow had headbutted Australian opener Cameron Bancroft in a Perth nightclub.
In November last in Sri Lanka, Bairstow missed the first Test due to injury, was dropped in the second with Ben Foakes retained as the wicketkeeper. He then batted as an England No 3, with Foakes continuing to keep the wickets, in the third Test. The feisty batsman slammed a hundred, and then looked massively pumped up as he celebrated.
When asked if he agreed with Morgan and several people who feel that a piece, the feeling of being under fire of the world brings out the best in him, Bairstow joked: I'm not saying that I want everyone to come out abusing me, not By Any Means!
He noted that his comments at a sponsor event had been misinterpreted. At no time have I said that the public is not behind us. There is nothing you can change about the past ... the news of yesterday is today's role of fish and chips, that's the saying, right? He clarified.
Al explicar cómo la crítica lo pone en marcha a veces, dijo: “Creo que hay diferentes maneras de verlo. In el camino, la gente ha cuestionado técnicas, condiciones y otras cosas. Es importante reaccionar ante diferentes escenarios y circunstancias y descubrir cómo puedes jugar de la mejor manera .
On Sunday, Bairstow took the initiative to mitigate India's rotating weapons, crushing them repeatedly to the shortest square boundary in Edgbaston.
It was a difficult start with the way their sealers threw bowling pins, admitted Bairstow. The way we play the spins, which has been one of India's strengths at the middle level, was not calculated, it was produced and we built trust from the way Jason (Roy) started.