JONNY BAIRSTOW blasted another brilliant century and then appeared to poke fun at ex-England captain Michael Vaughan.
Bairstow scored 106 from 99 balls against New Zealand at Chester-le-Street and his joyous celebration included him stroking the top of his head.
Jonny Bairstow appeared to poke fun at Michael Vaughan after scoring another brilliant century against New Zealand[/caption]
It was taken as a dig at Vaughan’s much-publicised hair transplant – but it was rather just a joke about Bairstow’s ginger locks.
Vaughan frequently describes the weave as his “squirrel.”
Bairstow last week claimed that Vaughan was one of the pundits who wanted England to lose.
Vaughan retorted angrily, branding Bairstow’s words as “negative and pathetic.”
But there appeared a softening of emotions between the two Yorkshire players.
As Bairstow reached three figures against the Kiwis, Vaughan tweeted: “Back to Back 100s…That’s the way to do it @jbairstow21…me and you must fall out more often.”
Bairstow also scored a century against India at Edgbaston last Sunday.
Michael Vaughan, who has had a hair transplant, had called Bairstow ‘pathetic’ after he claimed pundits wanted England to lose[/caption]
After the match he said: “I’m not saying I want everyone to come out and abuse me!
“But along the way people have questioned technique and conditions and it’s important to recognise different scenarios you can try and play your best in.
“It was a difficult week. To read how my comments were taken was very disappointing.
“But I was pleased to get over the line with a century in a World Cup.
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“Was it my most important? I’d like to think it was definitely up there.
“With the speculation and the position we found ourselves in, it was really pleasing to relax and play and contribute to what was a brilliant win.”
An England victory over the Blackcaps will secure their place in the World Cup semi-finals – and a probable showdown with India at Edgbaston next Thursday.
Bairstow blasted 106 off 99 balls at Durham[/caption]
The opener leapt into the air after scoring his second century in a week[/caption]
An England victory over New Zealand would secure their place in the final four[/caption]