NewsCO.com.au – Ashes: Jonny Bairstow will ‘take matters further’ if sledging ‘crosses the line’Ashes: Jonny Bairstow will ‘take matters further’ if sledging ‘crosses the line’

December 8, 2017

Bairstow has made 110 runs from his four innings during this Ashes series so far

England’s Jonny Bairstow says he will “take matters further” if Australia’s sledging in the Ashes “crossed the line” again.

Wicketkeeper Bairstow, 28, said he was targeted during the first Test in Brisbane but did not reveal the nature of the words directed towards him.

He did say they were not BOOKr.VIP to the ‘headbutt’ incident between him and Cameron Bancroft before the series.

Bairstow also said he felt “stitched up” over how that incident was treated.

“Some other things, apart from the ‘headbutt’ business, were said by Australia in the middle but what they were is staying there,” he wrote in a Daily Mail column.