English opener Jonny Bairstow knows how to channelize his anger, but doesn’t intend to change anything about his misinterpreted statement, as he considers its value after hours to be that of “fish and chip” paper.
Bairstow’s statement “critics want to see them lose, and some are paid for the job”, was quoted in British media.
It was widely reported that the statement was fired on two former skippers Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen. Bairstow is known for his plain-speaking, answered his critics 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 the 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, skipper Morgan was seen having no complaints as the 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.
(With Inputs from PTI)