‘Just give me a hug’, Usman Khawaja opens conversation as Cameron Green posts a hundred

Australian opener Usman Khawaja played one of the best innings of his career on Thursday in the ongoing fourth Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. He batted throughout the day and scored an unbeaten century on the first day and helped Australia post a strong total.

After hitting the century, Khawaja revealed that he asked Cameron Green, who was batting with him at the time, to hug him after he reached his century.

Speaking after the game, Khawaja said, “It was a mental battle more than anything. You need to keep doing it for a long time. With the helmet in my right hand, I told him (Green) to high five (his After the century) just hug me instead. I don’t have any superstitions, I did a little stretching in the morning and I was ready to go.

“A lot of emotion in that. It’s been a long journey, getting to the hundred. Being an Aussie you always want to do this. This is very special. Travis Head takes the new ball down. He was chewing on them. It was great to see it from the other end. It was such a good wicket, I didn’t want to give away my wicket.

Australia ended the day at stumps at 255 for four. Openers Khawaja and Cameron Green were at the crease on 104 and 49 respectively when the first day ended.

Earlier, after Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat, Australia got off to a good start with Khawaja and Travis Head adding 61 runs for the first wicket. Ravichandran Ashwin helped India get their first breakthrough after Head was dismissed for 32. Fast bowler Mohammed Shami took 2 wickets for 65 runs.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button