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Kohli in the post-match presentation said ''We never had a chance when Stokes and Bairstow were there, that's how good they were."Jonny Bairstow felt grateful to Kohli for the kind words and said he is satisfied with what he did in the last match.
Bairstow managed to score only 28 runs in the four innings in the Test series against India concluded earlier this month. Sunil Gavaskar, on air passed a comment that Johnny Bairstow is uninterested in cricket. The Explosive batsman, unaware of this looked surprised and unhappy and enjoined him to have a coherent discourse with him. I'm interested in how an opinion can be made if there is no correspondence in communication, he is more than welcome to come in-ring and then I'll speak about my will for test cricket", my phone is always on for call or text, feel free." Jonny Bairstow slammed.
Morgan after the defeat stated that it is the way the team approached and it subsequently was evident in the follow-up game as England chased down a mammoth target of 337. Ben Stokes, in a pre-match interview, said that the team got no fear while chasing big targets. Johnny Bairstow seconded both and said they identified the flaws in the first match and did not repeat that. On asking if he keeps small targets, Bairstow responded by saying it is important to put pressure on bowlers and derail their line and length. He further added that he is happy with the 11 hundreds he has got while he has opened 56-57 times.
He was asked is there any method that he approaches towards big targets and if the In-depth batting renders him to play more bullishly. Jonny replied, "Absolutely, there is a method, that's what enables us to chase down, and having players like Adil(Rashid) at 10 or 11 who has had got 10 First Class centuries gives me confidence. Not every team will have such a depth batting lineup". Bairstow was awarded Player of the match for his fantastic 124. The third and the decider ODI match will be played on Sunday, March 28 at Pune.