Not content with blasting 41 not out off just 21 balls to see England to a hitherto unlikely win at Cardiff on his one day debut, he warmed up for the return one day series in India in even more blistering fashion yesterday.
Granted it was just a warm-up match and the Hyderabad XI hardly represented the strongest of opposition, but 104 not out off 53 balls with eight towering sixes is pretty good in anyone’s language.
All this confirmed the positive impression Bairstow made throughout the summer when he was a shining beacon of hope in an otherwise black season of despair for Yorkshire.
But let’s not get carried away.
Bairstow has made a good start. That is all.
If he repeats the trick in a couple of games in the forthcoming series, then it may be time to get a bit excited.
That’s if you can possibly get excited by an entirely unnecessary and pointless series.
But that is another story...
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