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Jonny Bairstow will be leaving Indian shores with a job well done – 445 runs from 10 matches at a staggering average of 55.62. @ BCCI

It was not the perfect finish to his maiden Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) outing, but Sunrisers Hyderabad’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow “absolutely loved it”.

The Englishman, who was sent back by Harbhajan Singh in his last match this season against Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday, will be leaving Indian shores with a job well done – 445 runs from 10 matches at a staggering average of 55.62. Bairstow will be leaving the SRH camp after the game against CSK to attend England’s ICC World Cup 2019 camp.

“Absolutely loved it. Not my day today but the experience has been unbelievable. The guys here at Sunrisers have been really good. Lot to learn from,” Bairstow told the official broadcaster during the innings break.

“I think the main thing is to have confidence in your own ability. Top of the order, going out there and playing the way you like. Today it didn’t come off but I think the boys have done well.” (ALSO READ: Pandey, Warner power Sunrisers Hyderabad to 175/3)

He and Ashes rival David Warner have been absolutely ruthless at the top and scored the bulk, almost 70 per cent of SRH’s runs. The duo, who have been in prolific form, have notched up 738 runs from 10 matches this season.

“It’s been fantastic batting at the top of the order with him. If he gets off to a flier, I like to take my time and vice versa. He’s been brilliant, to play like that from the start and hold the innings together, in this heat, it’s been great from him,” Bairstow explained.