Usman Khawaja is out for 137 runs (Photo: AFP)
Pakistani-born Australian batsman Usman Khawaja returned to Test cricket two years later to score a century in the fourth Test against England, after which he has been in the top trends on Twitter.
Khawaja had earlier played his last Test match in 2019 during the Ashes series. His fans have since said it was a selectors’ decision to drop him from the Australian team.
Khawaja has been fed in the fourth match of the Ashes series against England because the coronary test of Travis Head, a permanent member of the team, came back positive.
His wife Rachel is the happiest on the eunuch’s return and glorious century. Speaking to Fox News’ sports presenter at the ground, Rachel said: “We didn’t think they would be playing this match and then come here and play and score a century.”
On this occasion, Rachel was also holding her daughter Ayesha in her arms who kept trying to snatch the mic from her.
Usman Khawaja’s wife admitted that her husband was a little nervous before the match which was unexpected for her, however he was feeling better after his last net session.
“He was out of the team for almost two years, then life changed a lot and now we have a daughter.”
While fans of Usman Khawaja are mixing earth and sky in praise of their favorite batsman on social media, England’s poor performance is also being ridiculed.
A user named Tom Hawkman wrote in a tweet that “Khawaja has scored more runs in just one innings than the total runs scored by the England openers in the last three Tests.”
Usman Khawaja in just 1 Innings has scored more runs than the England Openers combined this series Crawley (17) Burns (51) Hameed (65) #Ashes
— Tom Hockman (@Tom_Hockman) January 6, 2022
A user named Glenn Hampson wrote, “Usman Khawaja’s story is one we all love. A former Test hero who has been in the desert for the last two years, he gets a second chance and he takes it hand in hand and will probably score 200 runs.
This Usman Khawaja tale is what we love. A previous test hero in the wilderness for 2 years gets a second chance and grabs it with both hands on the brink of 150 and possible a double ton #AUSvsENG #Ashes
— Glenn Hampson (@GlennHampson) January 6, 2022
This was the ninth century of Usman Khawaja’s Test career and his fans are calling him ‘The Come Back King’ for scoring a century on his return.
Usman Khawaja scored 137 off 260 balls and was getting back on the ball of Stuart Broad.