From drinks service to Australia’s hero! Usman Khawaja delights in hitting a chic century in opposition to India as veteran displays on ‘particular’ journey again to the highest of Check cricket
Khawaja hit a luxurious 104 not out as Australia closed on 4-255 in Ahmedabad on Thursday, with the vacationers seeking to safe a win that may lead to a drawn collection on the subcontinent.
The veteran opener, 36, has lengthy been across the Check crew however had did not reside as much as expectations, till fully blossoming up to now 18 months to turn into an integral a part of the group.
And after the shut of play on Day One, Khawaja delighted in his 14th century at Check stage.
‘There was loads of emotion in that,’ Khawaja stated at stumps.
Usman Khawaja has delighted in hitting an unimaginable century for Australia
The veteran opener hit 104 not out as Australia begun strongly in opposition to India
‘I have been to India two excursions earlier than this, and I carried the drinks for all eight Check matches. It was an extended journey.
‘To lastly get 100 in India, as an Australian, that is what you wish to do, it is what you wish to tick off, so it’s extremely particular.’
It was simply the second time a participant from both crew had reached three figures this collection, becoming a member of Rohit Sharma after the India captain blasted a chic 120 in Nagpur.
In the course of the innings he turned the main run-scorer within the collection, overtaking Sharma on 207.
It continues a shocking profession resurgence for Khawaja, who was named the Shane Warne Check Participant of the 12 months for his good 2022 as he scored 1080 runs with 4 centuries.
The stylish left-hander returned to the Check crew after a greater than a two-year absence in January 2022 and has not regarded again.
The 36-year-old mirrored on his ‘particular’ journey again to the highest of Check cricket