Jonny Bairstow is one of the mainstays of the England cricket team in Tests. Bairstow continues to be England’s go-to wicketkeeper in Tests ahead of Jos Buttler who features for the side in ODIs
On his birthday, let us visit some of Bairstow’s life facts which you might not know.
Was equally good at other sports: Bairstow played a lot of other sports as well. He played football for Leeds Unites team for as many as 7 years. He was also a part of his Yorkshire school’s rugby team and a member of Leeds’ hockey team. It was cricket though which Bairstow chose as his career.
Recipient of Young Wisden School Cricketer of the Year award: Jonny Bairstow scored 654 runs playing for St. Peter’s School in 2007. The subsequent year, he became the first winner of the Young Wisden School Cricketer of the Year award.
Son of former English wicket-keeper: Jonny Bairstow is the son of former English Wicket-keeper batsman, David Bairstow while his brother Andy Bairstow is also a First-Class cricketer.
Lost his dad at an early age: Jonny Bairstow was only 8 years old when his father passed away. Suffering from depression, His father David Bairstow committed suicide at his home in Marton-cum-Grafton.
Scored a duck in his first first-class match: Playing his debut first-class match for Worcestershire in the year 2009, he got out on a duck and was dismissed off the very first ball.