Vaughan bashes Bairstow for negative statement
Former English cricketer Michael Vaughan lashes out at Jonny Bairstow’s comments and asked him not the blame the media for defeats.
The hosts England are in all sorts of pressure as their semi-final spot is under threat with two difficult opponents still to play against. They are set to face India on June 30 followed by another strong opponent New Zealand.
Meanwhile, the pressure is mounting on the ex English cricketers and the current cricketers as well. A couple of days ago, English wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow gave a statement which many people in the world were not too impressed with.
Cricket experts and fans claimed Bairstow has already accepted the fact that they won’t be able to qualify for the semis despite two more matches still to play. He also indicated that the media builds pressure on them and waits for them to fail.
“People are waiting for us to fail. They are not willing us on to win, in many ways, they are waiting for you to get that loss, so they can jump on your throat. It’s a typical English thing to do, in every sport,” Bairstow said.
In reply, Vaughan came on hard at him and posted on his facebook page that this kind of negative approach and mindset will not help the team go anywhere.
“How wrong can Bairstow be. Never has England team had so much support but it’s you and your team that has disappointed Jonny. Win 2 games and you are in the semis. With this negative, pathetic mindset I am concerned though. It’s not the media’s fault you have lost 3 games,” Vaughan said.