Jonny Bairstow is in the form of his life and he has proved it in the last three Test matches that he has featured in. However, it was not the case at the start of his innings when Virat Kohli and Bairstow were involved in a heated argument but Kohli had the last laugh as he took Bairstow's catch.
India and England are battling it out on the third day of the fifth Test match between the two teams. The Indian team posted 416 after being asked to bat first and rattled the English top order later. However, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes took the game away from India after they started attacking the bowlers. It was more of Bairstow than anyone else who smashed the Indian pacers to every part of the ground as he raced away to his hundred.
However, earlier in the day, Virat Kohli and Jonny Bairstow were involved in a verbal spat after. Jonny Bairstow was struggling for a long time but the verbal altercation with Kohli charged him up as he started hitting the ball to every part of the ground. But soon after his hundred, Jasprit Bumrah's move to get Mohammed Shami back in the attack paid off. On the first ball of the 54th over, Shami pitched the ball outside off and Bairstow swung at it hard only to get a healthy edge which went straight to Virat Kohli's hands at first slips and the former Indian captain was seen celebrating his wicket with a flying kiss. During his stay, Jonny Bairstow scored 106 which got England back in the game.
Here is how the Internet reacted:
Pheww!! Gone :D
Flying kisses at Edgbaston!
Fight comes to an end!
bairstow wicket made kohli more happy than winning 2011 world cup— SAMSTER | Last November (@ormlouisstyless) July 3, 2022
usne pressure create koya isiliye wicket mila hai warna sabko koot raha tha bairstow sir jadeja best no. 1 god hero— Robi Jadeja (@GoatRj08) July 3, 2022
He gets him right time!
No one deserves Bairstow's wicket other than Shami. He's been relentless all 19 overs he's bolwed.— Shreyansh Choudhary (@shreyanshc_) July 3, 2022
Hahaha! Kohli is true entertainer!
Quick and real!
Lol! xD xD
A relief catch for Virat Kohli and India, Jonny Bairstow was going great! pic.twitter.com/G4Cdk10uE2— cricket 🇮🇳 (@Benstokesfan55) July 3, 2022
He would have fored more!
A relief catch for Virat Kohli. pic.twitter.com/QoYC69Zn7S— மேகத்தை துரத்தியவன் (@iam_sivha) July 3, 2022
ROLF! XD :D