England batsman Jonny Bairstow has quashed off claims of him not having fun with batting within the longest format of the sport. Bairstow, who smashed a hundred on Friday to level the ongoing ODI series against India, had dismal outings within the Test collection concluded earlier this month which England misplaced 1-3.
The right-handed batsman registered three geese within the final two Tests in opposition to the hosts and former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar had mentioned the batsman regarded “uninterested” throughout his keep on the crease.
Responding to Gavaskar’s feedback, Bairstow after main England to an enthralling win within the second ODI mentioned, “First of all, no, I hadn’t heard that and secondly, I am interested as to how opinion can have been made especially when there has been no correspondence and communication between myself and him.”
“So he is more than welcome to give me a ring and I will speak to him about my will to do well in Test cricket and the enjoyment I do get out of playing Test cricket. As I said, my phone is on. If he wants, he can call or message me,” he added.
Bairstow and Ben Stokes performed knocks of 124 and 99 respectively as England chased down the 337-run goal with utmost ease within the second ODI performed on the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
With the collection on the road, England started the chase in an explosive style with their openers stitching a 110-run stand for the primary wicket. Bairstow, who went all weapons blazing, credited guests’ batting depth for enjoying fearless cricket.
“We have Adil Rashid coming in at 10 or 11. Adil on his own rights has got 10 first class hundreds. To have that kind of player coming in at 10 or 11, not many teams around the world have that,” mentioned Bairstow through the digital press convention.
“If you couple that with the power-hitters in Moeen Ali, Curran brothers, the list can go on. So yeah, definitely does give you a lot of confidence knowing that the batting lineup is strong,” he added.
The collection decider might be performed on the similar venue on Sunday.
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