Usman Khawaja, the legendary batsman of the Australian team, made many achievements in his name by scoring centuries in both the innings of the current Test against England in Sydney. The left-handed batsman scored 137 runs in the first innings of the match and scored an unbeaten 101* in the second innings. 35-year-old Khawaja has returned to international cricket after almost two and a half years.
At the same time, Khawaja has said that he will always remember these moments and he was not really sure that he would be able to do so.
Talking to reporters, Usman said, “I was really not sure that I would be able to do this. I was only thinking of playing longer, which would benefit the team. Apart from this, it is just a great innings for me, which has given strength to the team. Hopefully from here we can try to win.”
Usman continued, “I don’t think I will be able to forget these special moments so soon. I always wanted to score a century in both the innings in first-class cricket and never did.”
Significantly, Usman became the second cricketer over the age of 35 to score two centuries in a Test match. Before Khwaja, this feat was done by his own countryman Don Bradman. Not only this, he is only the third batsman to score a century in both the innings of any Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
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