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England had won the scheduled fifth Test against India in Edgbaston earlier this week, tying the five-match series 2-2. Johnny Barstow And Joe Root England chased down a target of 378 to win the Edgbaston Test. However, much of the focus was on the interesting exchange on the field between Bairstow and. Virat Kohli During the first innings of the Test. Now, England’s fast balls James Anderson Has given his position on the incident and also revealed what Bairstow had said about the exchange with Kohli in the dressing room.
“Johnny was not out for about 80 at the break of the first innings and Virat was approaching him and sled him a lot. It was also early in his innings and I don’t know if you have a strike rate. Did I see the difference? The strike rate was about 20 before Virat started sledging and about 150 after sledging.Anderson said on the Tlanders podcast.
“His first words when he came back to the dressing room at lunch were: ‘When will they learn to close it?’ As Jimmy Neesham said in his tweet, if there’s one person you don’t want to rub in the wrong way and put in the zone, in game mode, it’s Johnny Bairstow, “he added.
Bairstow was struggling after initially scoring 13 off 61 balls and escaped some close calls. But that all changed when Virat Kohli decided to start a few oral talks on Bairstow. The two fought for a while on the field and Bairstow scored 93 off his next 79 balls.
The video of Kohli and Barstow visiting him also went viral on social media.
“We have been playing strong against each other for 10 years. It’s a bit of a crack. We compete hard on the field and that’s it. We’re playing Test cricket and we’re two rivals. That’s why we play. “The game and it brings the best of us. Whatever it is, you want to get your team on the line and it’s part of the game and the parcel,” Bairstow shared a tweet from Sky Sports News on Twitter. Said in the video.
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