Star Australian batter Usman Khawaja is proud of the gesture shown by the Australian Test cricket team captain Pat Cummins during the team’s Ashes victory celebration. The Australian cricket team blanked the England cricket team 4-0 in the 5-match Ashes series and improved their position significantly in the new ICC World Test Championship points table.
The Australian Test cricket team recalled Usman Khawaja to the team for the fourth match of the ICC World Test Championship series against the England cricket team at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The left-handed batter made a glorious return as he scored two centuries in two innings and ensured that the home team had the upper hand in the contest. His family was also present at the venue and was proud of his innings.
The ICC World Test Championship series between the Australian cricket team and the England cricket team ended yesterday with the Australian cricket team recording a win in the final pink-ball Test match. Captain Pat Cummins rattled the stumps of Ollie Robinson with a full-toss as he led the Australian cricket team to a famous win.
As has been the tradition after every big series win, the teams celebrate with champagne in sport. Usman Khawaja refrained from joining the celebrations, but Pat Cummins asked his teammates to stop celebrating for a while so that even Khawaja could pose with the team.
Usman Khawaja reacts to the gesture from Pat Cummins
The video went viral on the internet, and now the man himself Usman Khawaja has reacted to it with the following tweet:
“If this video doesn’t show you that the boys have my back, I don’t know what will. They stopped their normal champagne celebrations so I could rejoin. Inclusivity in the game and our values as a sport are so important. I feel like we are trending in the right direction.”
If this video doesn’t show you that the boys have my back, I don’t know what will. They stopped their normal champagne celebrations so I could rejoin. Inclusivity in the game and our values as a sport are so important. I feel like we are trending in the right direction 🙏🏾🇦🇺 https://t.co/LrthzP9v2N— Usman Khawaja (@Uz_Khawaja) January 17, 2022