England wicketkeeper-batter Jonny Bairstow admitted that he was unsure about walking again after suffering a freak injury in September last year. Jonny Bairstow revealed that he was buzzing after receiving a call from head coach Brendon McCullum regarding his selection in the Ashes 2023.

Jonny Bairstow was sidelined from cricket for over nine months after breaking his leg. The right-handed batter suffered multiple injuries in the accident and underwent surgery. The Yorkshire cricketer was ruled out of important series during the period, including the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.

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There’s A Huge Amount Of Pride – Jonny Bairstow

Speaking to Sky Sports, Jonny Bairstow revealed that he had a dark time last winter and feared he would never get back on the cricket field.

“I was buzzing. There were some dark times last winter, so to get that phone call after all the emotions you go through, there’s a huge amount of pride,” Bairstow stated.

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“It was awesome. There’s naturally been a few low moments. You wonder whether or not you’ll be able to walk again, jog again, run again, play cricket again. Absolutely, those things do go through your mind,” he added.

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Lucky To Have Some Amazing Fans – Jonny Bairstow

The 33-year-old revealed that he deleted Twitter from his phone to avoid toxicity on social media. Bairstow expressed his gratitude towards the fans who have supported him during his tough times.

“I deleted Twitter off my phone a while back. I had it during the winter because I was injured but as soon as I was back close to playing I deleted it again because I need to concentrate on what I need to do,” Bairstow continued.

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“We’re very lucky to have some amazing fans in this country and people who support you through thick and thin. But on the other side there are some people who like to have a swipe at you whether you’ve done good, bad or indifferent,” he concluded.

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Jonny Bairstow was named in England’s 15-member squad for the one-off Test match against Ireland. It would be his first match after recovering from the injury. He scored 1061 Test runs at an average of 66.31, including six centuries last year before being sidelined by injury.

England Squad For One-Off Test Against Ireland

Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

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