Form is temporary but the class is permanent. And that's what Usman Khawaja displayed while playing one of his best century knocks in the first innings of the fourth Ashes Test. The Pakistan-born Khawaja was away from the national side for almost three years but got a desperate opportunity in the absence of Travis Head, who has been ruled due to a positive result for COVID.
While Usman Khawaja played an impressive knock of 137 runs off 260 deliveries to help the hosts put on mammoth total on board, what caught everyone's attention was that how Khawaja played such a great knock after a long wait of three years. He was accompanied by his family in the crowd, who went in complete awe watching him hitting a century. As Khawaja hit his century and raised his bat to acknowledge everyone's appreciation, his wife and daughter were seen going into ecstasy and cheering him too from the stands. The popular support group of England cricket, Barmy Army shared the video of Khawaja's wife and daughter cheering him, as he raised his bat. The video was shared from Barmy Army's official Twitter handle with a caption, "Damn we can’t help but share this, it's too wholesome."
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Notably, Khawaja was dropped by Joe Root on 28 but was finally dismissed late in the day, giving Stuart Broad his fifth wicket. Meanwhile, Broad too gained a lot of highlights as he clinched his 19th five-wicket haul in the fourth Test. Meanwhile, Root, Anderson, and Mark Wood all picked up one wicket each, while the Australian batters kept making merry with the English bowling lineup. All eyes will now be on the English batters who have been very ordinary so far in the series.