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Bairstow returns home, cites family reasons

Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has returned home early from England’s ongoing tour of India for family reasons. Bairstow, who was left out of last night’s first Twenty20 International against India in Pune as Jos Buttler was preferred over him, departed immediately for England after learning that there was an emergency back at home. ‘Jonny Bairstow has gone home today from India tour for family reasons,’ a brief ECB statement said on Thursday. It turned out to be a disappointing India tour for Bairstow as he batted just once during England’s historic 2-1 Test-series win over India, scoring only nine runs in the second Test in Mumbai.
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