Kohli vs Bairstow during the 5th test
Kohli vs Bairstow: Virat Kohli’s sledging of Jonny Bairstow seemed to invigorate the England batter, and Virender Sehwag tweeted a funny summary of the exchange.
ENG vs. IND: Jonny Bairstow is happy about making a hundred against India.
Kohli vs Bairstow: Bairstow found his groove on Day 3
After the Indian bowlers took over the fifth Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Day 2, Jonny Bairstow led England’s comeback on Day 3. After a slow start on Day 2, Bairstow found his groove on Day 3, when England picked up where they left off at the end of day 2 (84 for 5). Virat Kohli was seen sledging Jonny Bairstow, and he and Bairstow got into an argument. This seemed to get something going in the England batter, as he started hitting soon after and went on to score his third consecutive century off of just 119 balls.
According to Virender Sehwag:
Former India batter Virender Sehwag said on Twitter that Bairstow was batting like Chesteshwar Pujara early in the morning session, but Kohli’s sledging got the England batter fired up, and he ended up playing like Rishabh Pant, who had scored a brilliant 146 off 111 balls on Day 1. (click to read more)
“Before Kohli’s sledging, Jonny Bairstow had a strike rate of 21, and after, it was 150. He was acting like Pujara, and Kohli transformed him into Pant after sledging him. Pujara ki tarah khel rahe thhey “Tweets from Sehwag.
Virender Sehwag tweeted
“Jonny Bairstow’s Strike Rate before Kohli’s Sledging -: 21
Post Sledging – 150
Pujara ki tarah khel rahe thhey, Kohli ne Pant banwa diya bewajah sledge karke #IndvsEng”
Jonny Bairstow’s counterattack got England over the 216-run mark
Bairstow was on 13 after 61 balls when Kohli walked up to him and told him to stand in his crease. This was caught on camera. Kohli was also seen gesturing with his hands and telling Bairstow to be quiet.
After what happened, Bairstow’s counterattack got England over the 216-run mark, which kept them from having to bat again.
Bairstow helped England get out of trouble by hitting centuries
He picked up where he left off against New Zealand with his hundred. In the series against New Zealand, which England won 3-0, Bairstow helped England get out of trouble by hitting centuries in the last two games and a quick unbeaten half-century.
Bairstow was finally out when Mohammed Shami got him out for 106 out of 140 balls. Kohli took a sharp catch at first slip.