Australian batsman Usman Khawaja played a memorable century in the fourth Test against India in Ahmedabad. He was sacked after scoring 180 runs on the second day of the Test Match. The steamy batting from Usain Khawaja and Cameron Green rocked the Indian bowling stoves. Both shared a partnership of 208 runs for the fifth wicket. This is the second largest partnership in Australia’s Test history on Indian soil. Seeing the way Usman Khawaja played a century in the first innings, many cricket pundits praised him. Now Akash Chopra’s name has also been added to this episode. He praised Khawaja and said that he saw the best foreign starter on Indian soil after 8 years.
Usman Khawaja is the second Pakistani-born cricketer after Misbah-ul-Haq to score a century on Indian soil. Cricketer turned commentator Akash Chopra was shocked to see Usman Khawaja’s century in the Ahmedabad Test. He says that he has seen the best foreign Test opener in India for the first time in the last 7-8 years. Speaking on his official YouTube channel, Akash Chopra said: ‘Usman Khawaja looked brilliant during his 180-run innings. Doesn’t matter how flat the court is? It’s not easy to hit for that long. Because it takes a lot of concentration to play such innings. Firing him was a lapse in concentration. Usman Khawaja is the best foreign Test opener among the foreign teams that have toured India in the last 7-8 years.
In the ongoing fourth Test at Ahmedabad, Australia scored 480 runs in their first innings. For the Kangaroo team, Usman Khawaja scored 180, Cameron Green 114 and Todd Murphy were the top scorers scoring 43 runs. In the Kangaroo team’s first innings, Ravichandran Ashwin took a maximum 6 wickets from India. At the same time, the Indian team also got off to a better start in their first innings. Team India opener Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill added 74 runs for the first wicket. When the news was written, India had scored 76 runs with the loss of a wicket. Captain Rohit Sharma came out after scoring 35 runs.