Usman Khawaja ks bharat, IND vs AUS: KS Bharat’s throw hits Usman Khawaja’s back as both the players look each other in the eyes. On the other hand, Virat Kohli at slip points hilariously towards Bharat after he hits Khawaja.
In the final test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy, the visitors opted to bat first after their stand-in captain Steve Smith won the toss at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
The opening pair of Travis Head and Usman Khawaja came to open the innings for Australia and made a 61 runs partnership until Head got caught by Jadeja. The other Australian Opener Usman Khawaja looked phenomenal on Day 1 as he held one end tight whereas wickets kept coming from the other end.
Steve Smith also looked set during the initial phase of his innings. But, instead of playing with a vertical bat and the full face, he tried to poke it straight off the back foot with a slightly angled bat, it skidded on and took the inside edge, onto the back pad, and onto the leg stump on Ravindra Jadeja‘s ball.
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IND vs AUS: KS Bharat throw hits AUS opener, Usman Khawaja, video goes viral
Throughout the day, the Australian opener caused frustration for the Indian bowlers. Despite their efforts, Usman Khawaja remained difficult to dismiss, leading India to experiment with various methods to send him back to the pavilion. In the 71st over of the game, one such attempt was made.
Mohammad Shami bowled a fiery bouncer to Khawaja from around the wicket, which the opener ducked. However, he was unaware that the wicketkeeper could throw the ball from behind him. As Khawaja regained his balance and got down on one knee, KS Bharat seized the opportunity to run him out from behind the stumps.
Despite Bharat’s attempt, the ball missed the wickets and instead hit Khawaja, leaving him in shock. Bharat quickly made his way to Khawaja to apologize for the misguided throw, and the two shared a lighthearted moment. Virat Kohli, who was positioned at slip, was taken aback by the throw, while the Indian captain, Rohit Sharma, appeared uninterested.
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The hosts had nothing from Day 1 except for the four wickets they took in the first two sessions. Along with Khawaja, Australian all-rounder Cameron Green played an unbeaten knock of 49 runs till the end of the day. Indian bowlers who baffled the Australian team in the whole series looked clueless in front of the Khawaja-Green duo.
Here’s the video of the whole incident between KS Bharat and Usman Khawaja:
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