Unknown Fact About Jonny Bairstow
Bairstow was 6th highest run-scorer in the ICC cricket world cup 2019 and played a significant part in helping the England cricket team win their first world cup title. Many of us think that Jonny was a cricketer since the beginning. But this is not the case. There are unknown facts about Jonny Bairstow.
Jonny Bairstow was a footballer
Yes, you read it right. He played for the Leeds United way back. Also, he was a Rugby player too. There are very few cases in which a well-known cricketer played a different sport too at some point in time. Some of them are ABD, Suzie Bates, Jonty Rhodes, Ellyse Perry and Brendon McCullum. He once got injured while playing football for some years as a cricketer.
His father was a cricketer too
David Bairstow too was a cricketer for the England cricket team. Interestingly, he too like Jonny was a wicketkeeper-batsman. While his first-class and List-A career was prolific and he played 400 plus matches in both of these formats, his international cricket career was short-lived as he played just 4 tests and 21 ODIs.
Jonny Bairstow Career
He has been playing for the England cricket team since 2011. He has also played in the PSL (Pakistan Super League) from 2016-2018. Till now, he has played 83 ODIs and 72 tests. His average in ODI stands at 47.16 which is quite impressive. He made his international debut on 16th September 2011 against the Indian cricket team.
He has also played in the T10 league too for the Kerala Kings in 2018. Bairstow was picked up by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2019 auctions.