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‘People were waiting for us to fail,’ says English cricketer Bairstow

England who entered the World Cup as favorites needs to win at least one game either against England or New Zealand to qualify for the semis.

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England opener Bairstow has lambasted the critics who have criticized the team after their defeat against Australia on Tuesday. He said that English fans wait for them to fail so that they can criticize them.

The World Cup hosts battling for semi-final qualification, after their back to back defeats against Sri Lanka and Australia in the tournament.

Bairstow was especially talking about the former England players Vaughan and Pietersen who openly slammed the team and captain on social media.

Talking to media Bairstow said, “I’ve not even seen it, to be quite honest. I was on the radio this morning; I was surprised with a clip of Vaughan’s comments at 8.30am. Bloody hell. That’s pretty rich.”

“It is just showbiz: they are paid to have an opinion, and if they don’t have an opinion they get sacked,” said Bairstow, of Pietersen and Vaughan.

Bairstow continued, “Because we’ve done so well, any opportunity for someone to see we’ve lost two games, they were always going to jump on it. People were waiting for us to fail. They are not willing us on to win, in many ways they are waiting for you to get that loss, so they can jump on your throat. It’s a typical English thing to do, in every sport.”

Former England batsman, Kevin Pietersen branded skipper Morgan scared in the hosts’ 64-run loss to Australia.

“Our method doesn’t change, because of the way we go about it and the way we play, it doesn’t make a difference what’s been said here, what’s been said there. This group has been together for near-on three years now, if not longer. So just because we’ve lost two games in a crunch tournament and people start talking, it’s not going to change the way we go about it, said Bairstow.

England who entered the World Cup as favourites needs to win at least one game either against India and New Zealand to qualify for the semis.

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