India bowling coach Paras Mhambrey heaped reward on Usman Khawaja after he scored an impressive hundred on day one of many Ahmedabad Test. Khawaja scored his maiden hundred in opposition to India on Thursday.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 9, 2023 20:06 IST
Khawaja scored his first hundred in opposition to India on Thursday (Courtesy: AP)
By India Today Sports Desk: India bowling coach Paras Mhambrey heaped reward on Usman Khawaja after he scored his hundred on day one of many fourth Test in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
Khawaja has been Australia’s finest batter within the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 with 257 runs in the mean time as he introduced up his maiden hundred in opposition to India on day one of many Ahmedabad Test.
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Speaking on the press convention after the day’s play, as quoted by PTI, Mhambrey heaped reward on the Australian opener and stated he performed properly and sensibly and carried out the position of a sheet anchor for his facet.
The India bowling coach stated the crew tried no matter was attainable on the monitor in Ahmedabad and must give credit score to the batters at instances.
”I feel he performed very well. If you have a look at the way in which he performed, he performed sensibly and carried out position of a sheet anchor and understanding the way in which recreation would progress, he performed properly.”
”We tried no matter was attainable on this monitor and typically you must give credit score to batsman as properly,” stated Mhambrey.
Khawaja had commented on his knock on Thursday and stated it was an emotional second for him as he was on two excursions earlier than this and carried drinks in eight Test matches.
“It was a lot of emotion in that. I have been to India on two tours before this and carried drinks in eight Test matches. It was such a nice wicket,” stated Khawaja.
The Australian opener stated he did not need to give his wicket away and it was a psychological battle for him.
“I just didn’t want to give my wicket away. It was a mental battle more than anything. You need to put your ego away.. I had the helmet in my right hand, I told him (Green) just me a hug, instead of a high five (following his century). I have no superstitions, I stretched a bit in the morning and I was ready to go,” stated Khawaja.
Mar 9, 2023