GiveMeSport caught up with England cricketer Johnny Bairstow at ASDA, where he was taking part in an ASDA Kwik Cricket community day.
Bairstow spent the day coaching school children and promoting English cricket, with the emphasis being centred around the success England have enjoyed thus far in this year's Ashes series.
The 23-year-old Yorkshireman who can play either as a batsman or at wicket keeper, enjoyed his day away from the pressure of international duty.
Bairstow said: "It's been brilliant. Obviously it's good to get out and see some of the young kids that are working hard on their school work. Obviously to come to a day like this and spend a bit of time with them, and have a bit of a laugh, it's good to get away from everything."
He was also impressed with the interest the children showed in his sport: "They're obviously in love with football from Manchester and stuff like that, but their cricket knowledge is pretty good as well."
The ASDA Kwik Cricket scheme is focused around promoting sports for young children, whilst all the while encouraging cricket within the community.
Bairstow realises the importance behind such endeavours, and the Yorkshire player was happy to help out.
He said: "It wasn't too long ago that you were kind of in their shoes, and looking up to people like Darren Gough and Michael Vaughan and things like that, but obviously in the England team then it's fantastic.
"Trying to just spend a bit of time with people and if you inspire one or two of the people you meet it's fantastic for England cricket."
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