‘Forget the high five, give me a hug’: Usman Khawaja reveals what he told Cameron Green after scoring ton in 4th Test
Australian opener Usman Khawaja has revealed he instructed Cameron Inexperienced to hug him after he obtained to his century on day one of many fourth Check towards India on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Talking after the sport Khawaja mentioned, “It was a psychological battle greater than anything. It’s essential hold doing it for a very long time. I had the helmet in my proper hand, I instructed him (Inexperienced) simply give me a hug, as an alternative of a excessive 5 (following his century). I’ve no superstitions, I stretched a bit within the morning and I used to be able to go.
“A number of emotion in that. It has been an extended journey, getting 100. As an Australian, you at all times need to try this. It’s very particular. Travis Head took the brand new ball down. He was smacking them. Was fairly good to look at that from the opposite finish. It was such a pleasant wicket, I didn’t need to give my wicket away,” he added.
Stumps on Day 1️⃣ of the Fourth #INDvAUS Check!
2️⃣ wickets within the remaining session as Australia end the opening day with 255/4 on board.
We will probably be again tomorrow as one other action-packed day awaits💪
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Australia have been 255 for 4 at stumps. Opener Khawaja and Cameron Inexperienced have been batting on 104 and 49 respectively on the shut of play.
After skipper Steve Smith opted to bat, Australia have been off to a superb begin with the duo of Khawaja and Travis Head including 61 runs for the primary wicket.
R Ashwin gave India their first breakthrough when he dismissed Head for 32. In between Smith’s dismissal by Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami bowled Marnus Labuschagne (3) and Peter Handscomb (17) with two lovely deliveries.
India lead the collection 2-1.