Jonny Bairstow has hailed Harry Brook, describing the teenage batsman as “special”, but has warned against too much hype too soon.
Bairstow says Yorkshire “are lucky to have someone like Harry” after watching the 19-year-old score a superb 124 in the second innings of the county’s three-day Championship win over Essex at Chelmsford at the weekend.
“Hopefully we’ve got a couple more coming through too,” said the England star.
“Harry has a huge amount of talent, and he’s a very gifted player.
“The way he came down the wicket and played over mid-off and through the covers, that’s special, that’s proper cricket shots.
“But coming straight out of school is never going to be easy for him, whether he bats at the top of the order or whether he goes down and bats at five.
“Personally, I think he’s probably more suited to batting a little bit further down the order and giving himself a chance and giving himself an opportunity to come in potentially against the slightly older ball, because that’s how he’s going to learn.”