Men’s Ashes: England versus Australia
Date: Thursday, 6 July
Time: 11:00 BST
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Throughout his England career, Bairstow has often delivered standout performances when he has been motivated or entered a match with a point to prove.
“Jonny thrives off situations like this,” remarked fellow Yorkshireman Joe Root.
“I’m confident he will aim to entertain the local crowd. The stage is set for him, but he still needs to go out there and deliver.”
Bairstow was stumped when he left his crease, mistakenly believing the ball was dead and the over had concluded, resulting in a throw by wicketkeeper Alex Carey.
Root reiterated his belief that England would have withdrawn the appeal, and the aftermath has even prompted comments from both countries’ prime ministers.
“He didn’t take it well,” Root acknowledged. “And who would in that situation?
“He felt slightly aggrieved. I doubt anyone will be leaving their crease this week.”
Bairstow has previously responded to criticism by delivering remarkable performances. During England’s 2019 World Cup triumph, he scored centuries against India and New Zealand. Additionally, after being “castigated” for getting injured following a century in Sri Lanka in 2018, he displayed his prowess with a century against India last year, spurred on by a verbal taunt from Virat Kohli.
“It brings out the best in him,” Root stated. “Let’s hope history repeats itself.
“You can be certain that he will approach this challenge with unwavering determination.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about determination
What controversy surrounded Jonny Bairstow’s dismissal in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s?
Bairstow was stumped during the second Test at Lord’s when he left his crease, mistakenly believing the ball was dead and the over had concluded. The controversy arose as the fallout from the dismissal overshadowed Australia’s victory. Root reiterated that England would have withdrawn the appeal, and the incident prompted comments from both countries’ prime ministers.
How does Joe Root describe Jonny Bairstow’s approach to the upcoming third Ashes Test?
According to Joe Root, Bairstow will bring a determined and fiery attitude to the third Ashes Test at Headingley. Root believes that Bairstow thrives on such situations and expects him to entertain the local crowd. Despite the controversy surrounding his dismissal, Bairstow is motivated to deliver a standout performance.
Has Jonny Bairstow responded to criticism with exceptional performances in the past?
Yes, Bairstow has demonstrated the ability to respond to criticism with remarkable performances. During England’s 2019 World Cup triumph, he scored centuries against India and New Zealand. Additionally, he showcased his skills by hitting a century against India after being criticized for getting injured following a century in Sri Lanka in 2018. Bairstow’s determination and resilience have often brought out the best in him.