Jonny Bairstow is a man with something to prove. Or rather he isn’t – but he plays better when that’s the case and so he’s taken to making stuff up.
“Quite a few people think I shouldn’t be playing,” he’ll say after hitting a hundred – even though literally nobody is saying that. “I was really motivated to prove them wrong.”
Please no-one correct him on this because we’re pretty sure he has no other motivation.
Jonny Bairstow once played this shot, which we still can’t fully comprehend.