What Jonny Bairstow Had to Say Regarding His On-Field Conversation With Virat Kohli During the Present Edgbaston Test, the Fifth Test Between England and India
After video of him and Virat Kohli’s brief online exchange went viral, Jonny Bairstow addressed the subject.
India now leads England in the fifth Test match, which is being played at Edgbaston in Birmingham after being postponed. Nevertheless, Jonny Bairstow had a chance to help India win the game during England’s first innings. Despite scoring 13 runs off 61 deliveries and just missing numerous miscues, the England hitter initially struggled. However, everything changed when Virat Kohli decided to argue verbally with Bairstow. After a brief altercation between the two on the pitch, Bairstow proceeded to smash 93 off his subsequent 79 balls. The Englishman has now disclosed what transpired within the middle of the social media-seen altercation between Kohli and Bairstow.
For at least ten years, we’ve been playing against one another. It’s mildly enjoyable. We fiercely compete on the field; that is what it is all about. While playing Test cricket, we are two adversaries battling it out. We engage in the game because it encourages us to perform at our peak. You want to win at all costs for your team, and that’s just how the game is played. Bairstow was featured in a video that Sky Sports News shared on Twitter.
“We’re fiercely competitive.” 💪
Jonny Bairstow and Virat Kohli had an old-fashioned battle of words on day three of the fifth Test between England and India. 👇 pic.twitter.com/z3XS2JdsOG
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 3, 2022
In the end, Bairstow only took 140 shots and scored 106 goals. Nevertheless, India’s first-innings lead was 132 runs with outstanding bowling from Mohammed Siraj and acting skipper Jasprit Bumrah.
At the conclusion of Day 3 of play, Cheteshwar Pujara played a solid inning to push India’s advantage to 257 runs. Rishabh Pant then joined Pujara at 30 not out, who had reached 50 without being beaten.
Both Ravindra Jadeja (104) and Pant (146 off 111 balls) struck brilliant centuries in India’s opening innings, allowing them to post a formidable 416.
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