India vs England, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jonny Bairstow says it was disappointing to see how his 'critics want to see them lose' statement was misinterpreted

Jonny Bairstow, who is known for his plain-speaking, answered with a hundred against India and then ripped the media apart

Press Trust of India, Jul 01, 2019 14:46:31 IST

Birmingham: Jonny Bairstow knows how to channelise his anger but he doesn't intend to change anything about his misinterpreted statement as its value after 24 hours is that of "fish and chip" paper.

Bairstow was quoted in the British media as saying that "critics want to see them lose" and some are paid for the job.

It was widely reported that the statement was aimed at two former skippers Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen.

India vs England, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jonny Bairstow says it was disappointing to see how his critics want to see them lose statement was misinterpreted

Bairstow was named Man of the Match after scoring 111 in England’s 337. Reuters

The opener, who is known for his plain-speaking, answered with a hundred against India and then ripped the media apart.

"Look, I'm not saying I want everyone to come out and abuse me! By no means am I saying that. At no point have I said that public is not behind us. The interview (press conference) had taken place with six, eight, 10 journalists in a very jovial, relaxed manner. To read how it was taken was very disappointing," Bairstow said during an interaction at the mixed zone.

"But there's nothing you can change about the past...yesterday's news is today's fish and chip paper, that's the saying isn't it," he added.

However his skipper Eoin Morgan has no complaints as a fired-up Bairstow showed what he is capable of.

"He (Bairstow) does tend to get fired up a lot, and that suits him regardless of what's happened during the week, any week, injuries or not.

"He likes a bit of fire in his belly, and I don't mind that when he comes out and plays like that and feels like the way he did. I think it's outstanding. So we're delighted for him," Morgan said.

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Updated Date: Jul 01, 2019 14:46:31 IST






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3 South Africa 3177 102
4 England 4593 102
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3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
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3 England 5568 265
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