Usman Khawaja has come underneath hearth after feedback he made within the wake of Australia’s nightmare outing through the second Take a look at towards India.
The Aussies had been blown off the park in Dehli on the third day of the second Take a look at because the line-up capitulated to be all out for a measly 113 runs within the second innings.
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The horror displaying noticed the Aussies collapse inside 90 minutes after getting into the day’s play in a dominant place of 1/61.
However a reliance on making an attempt to repeatedly sweep the Indian spin assault caused their undoing as Ravindra Jadeja and Ravi Ashwin tore the guts out of the guests.
It meant India solely required 115 runs to safe victory and an unassailable 2-0 lead for the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
Khawaja was the primary to depart together with his wicket falling late on day two as he tried to paddle a sweep across the nook just for the ball to lollipop to the fielder.
Nevertheless it was his feedback after the sport which have raised eyebrows and ruffled feathers.
Making an look on SEN’s podcast with Gerard Whateley and Bharat Sundaresan, the left-handed batter tried to downplay what had transpired through the Take a look at.
“Generally that’s simply the way it goes. We had been simply out-skilled, we didn’t execute properly sufficient at this time sadly. We executed fairly properly within the first innings, we simply couldn’t do it for the entire recreation,” Khawaja stated.
“There’ll all the time be exterior noise however on the finish of the day we’re out right here making an attempt to win video games of cricket for Australia.
“You must decide your poison, a technique or one other. You may get out blocking or you will get out making an attempt to execute pictures we’ve been practising. That’s simply the best way it goes.
“For those who’re wanting brief sighted, it sucks, however we’ve nonetheless performed plenty of good cricket over a protracted time frame.”
The feedback didn’t go down properly with Whateley as he blasted the angle and mindset of the Aussie opener, taking goal at one explicit line.
“They must give you higher than “it’s simply the way it goes,” Whateley stated.
Fellow SEN commentator Adam Collins additionally referred to as out Khawaja over his nonchalant angle in direction of the carnage that had simply unfolded.
“I don’t know if that’s studying the room,” Collins stated.
“They’re laughing at us now.
“That bit about, ‘There’ll be exterior noise’. I don’t know if that’s studying the room notably properly from Usman. I acknowledge he is among the most mature cricketers on the planet in the mean time and he’s entitled to his view and it needs to be revered, however the exterior noise goes to be there from in all places and to disregard it could be a mistake.
“Even that line about choosing one’s poison. What’s the place to begin – that they will be outdone by Ashwin and Jadeja and so they simply have to select the best way they will get out? I don’t know if that’s the appropriate place to begin at this stage once you’re the No. 1 aspect on the planet. It appears like there’s a mindset difficulty right here along with the chasm right here on these surfaces.”
The remarks from Khawaja echo the same sentiment to Glenn Maxwell’s remarks after Australia had been knocked out of the T20 World Cup.
Australia had been knocked out on run charge after profitable 4 video games, shedding one and seeing their conflict with England rained out.
However the bitterly disappointing outcome didn’t resonate with Maxwell who shrugged it off like water off a duck’s again.
“You’ll be able to‘t dwell on it. I believe you progress on fairly rapidly,” he stated.
“We‘ve acquired a sooner or later collection towards England in all probability 24 hours later after which we’ve acquired the Huge Bash after which we’ve acquired 4 day cricket.
“Cricket by no means stops so that you don‘t get time to dwell. Possibly once you retire you suppose again to it could have been good to win that nevertheless it doesn’t imply something.
“I want we had of received however we didn‘t.”