The fifth Test of the ICC World Test Championship series between the Indian cricket team and the England cricket team is currently underway at Edgbaston in Birmingham. England invited India to bat first and conceded 416 runs in the first innings. Now, in their first innings, England has lost five wickets before touching the 100-run mark. Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes are batting in the middle.
Jonny Bairstow was in phenomenal touch during the recently concluded ICC World Test Championship series against the New Zealand cricket team. He scored at a quick rate and helped England recover from batting collapses. While Bairstow had a great time against the Blackcaps, he has struggled in his innings against the Indian team thus far at Edgbaston.
In the series against New Zealand, Bairstow had a strike rate of 100 in his innings, and sometimes it was also around 120. However, in the ongoing match against the Indian cricket team, the right-handed batter has scored 47 runs off 76 balls, smashing seven fours. His batting strike rate is 61.8 right now.
Bairstow has survived many good deliveries from Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. Fans have even mentioned how the luck is favoring Jonny Bairstow at Edgbaston in the first innings.
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli tried to remind Jonny Bairstow that he has struggled a lot in Birmingham. Kohli, who was fielding in the slip region went towards Bairstow after he missed a ball from Shami and told him that he could see everything on the ground except the ball coming towards him.
The video of this incident has gone viral on social media, with fans having mixed reactions. Some are happy with the way Virat Kohli sledged his opponent, while the others feel that it could ignite a fire in Bairstow and he could switch to his attacking game again.
Twitter reacts to Virat Kohli vs Jonny Bairstow at Edgbaston
Here is the video of that incident, followed by some of the top Twitter reactions to it:
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 3, 2022Advertisement
No one sledges the players in the cricket like Kohli doAdvertisement
— Ajeet Bishnoi (@imajeetbishnoi) July 3, 2022
Virat Kohli and Jonny Bairstow words exchange – The banter start now. pic.twitter.com/fdnLALlWwtAdvertisement
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) July 3, 2022
— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) July 3, 2022
Virat Kohli – "Jonny Bairstow can see everything on the ground apart from the ball".Advertisement
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 3, 2022
Jonny Bairstow is just like our dearly departed Gordon Greenidge, who when they are either injured or riled play their best cricket. India will not thank Kohli for winding JB up!
#ENGvIND | #INDvENGAdvertisement
— 🏏Flashscore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) July 3, 2022
kohli after pumping up bairstow pic.twitter.com/qqljBfhr2NAdvertisement
— el cranko (@thambivandelay) July 3, 2022
— AZLAN CRICKY (@AzlanCricky) July 3, 2022
Kohli speaking from slips "Jonny Bairstow can see everything on the ground apart from the ball." .. Suddenly Bairstow moves towards Kohli… and says something to Kohli and again Kohli says to "Shutup, Just stand and bat" 😂🔥
Aggressive Kohli is back 🥵 #Kohli #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/461QF6keGJAdvertisement
— The Cricket Followers (@cricfollowers_1) July 3, 2022