Usman Khawaja’s feelings overflowed as he achieved his 14th Take a look at century in the course of the fourth and ultimate Take a look at in opposition to India at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on Thursday, March 9. He grew to become the primary Australian opener to attain a century on Indian soil since Shane Watson achieved the feat in 2010.
Khawaja, an Islamabad native, had beforehand been sidelined on his excursions of India, however this time he was decided from the outset after Australia gained the toss and elected to bat beneath beneficial circumstances.
Khawaja’s unbeaten 104 runs off 251 balls, together with 15 fours, was a testomony to his focus and willpower to attain a century. After the top of the primary day’s play, he credited his success to ignoring his ego and concentrating on the duty at hand.
“It was loads of emotion in that [century]. I’ve been to India on two excursions earlier than this, and carried the drinks in eight Take a look at matches,” Khawaja was quoted as saying to the official broadcasters.
“It was such a pleasant wicket; I simply didn’t need to give my wicket away. It was a psychological battle greater than something. It’s worthwhile to put your ego away. I’ve obtained no superstitions… simply run by, stretch,” he added.
Regardless of dropping two early wickets within the ultimate session, Australia ended Day 1 at 255/4, because of Khawaja and Cameron Inexperienced’s 85-run fourth-wicket partnership in 19.2 overs. The hosts couldn’t separate Khawaja and Inexperienced, even after taking the second new ball.
Within the meantime, Usman’s spouse, Rachel Khawaja, has provide you with an epic response to her husband’s assertion.
Taking to her Instagram deal with, she wrote: “All of these water boy duties ready you for this second @usman_khawajy.”
She added: “I’m so happy with you! So nicely deserved in any case you will have been by 100.”
Earlier than getting married to Usman, Rachel transformed to Islam. That was in 2017, a 12 months earlier than their on-paper marriage. In 2017, Rachel carried out a particular Islamic wedding ceremony known as Nikaah.