England vs India: Sehwag sees the funny side of Virat Kohli while sledging Jonny Bairstow – got Pujara made a pant

England tour of India: Jonny Bairstow switched gears on the morning of the third day after a heated argument with Virat Kohli and scored a stunning counter-century for England.

Jonny Bairstow (centre) strikes back on Day 3 of the rescheduled 5th Test against India (AP Photo)


  • There was a heated argument between Kohli and Bairstow in the morning session
  • Bairstow scored a century
  • This was the 11th Test century of the England batsman.

Former India opener Virender Sehwag was at his best on Sunday, July 3 as he sledged Virat Kohli’s Jonny Bairstow on the third day of the rescheduled 5th Test between England and India in Birmingham.

Virender Sehwag compared Jonny Bairstow’s approach to Cheteshwar Pujara’s style before the sledging episode, but went on to play like Rishabh Pant after a furore flared up in Sunday’s morning session.

Bairstow scored his 11th Test century and third in consecutive matches as he led England’s fight to the 3-figure score in just 119 balls on Sunday.

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Incidentally, Jonny Bairstow once A heated argument with Virat Kohli In the over from Mohammed Shami in the morning session. He missed the ball by a mile, but the England batsman recovered himself to launch a surprise counter-attack, taking calculated risks to thwart the Indian attack.

Kohli did not seem impressed with the way Bairstow took the time to recover from the blow of his gloves at the end of the game on Saturday. The former captain asked Bairstow to stop talking and concentrate on the proceedings in the middle, which the England batsman did.

Both the cricketers kept hurling at each other that the on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Richard Kettleborough had to intervene and defuse the situation.

Notably, Bairstow was having problems with the Indian bowling attack, scoring 21 just before the sledding fest, but improving it to 140 when they went on a boundary-hitting spree.

India breathed a sigh of relief after Ben Stokes’ big wicket got two lifelines for 25 runs. Shardul Thakur got the wicket, but Bairstow continued her attack to score her century in the second session after play resumed after a rain delay.