In the 4th Ashes Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Usman Khawaja scored a magnificent century for Australia (SCG). With Khawaja's 137, Australia reached a total of 416/8 in their first innings.
Ricky Ponting now believes that, despite his century, Khawaja's place in the starting XI may be at risk. Khawaja was not included in Australia's initial starting XI for the Ashes series, according to Ponting.
With his brilliant huge amount, the former Australian cricketing great also remarked that Khawaja has proven to the selectors that he is good enough for international cricket.
"It simply happens; it's a big decision." But you have to go back to your first-choice team because that was the best XI Australia could field at the start of the series. "It only confirms in Usman's view that he's still good enough for international level, and it gives selectors great options for future teams they're picking," Ricky said.
Usman Khawaja, according to Ricky Ponting, has been misunderstood as a player throughout his career. With the willow in hand, Ponting concluded that the left-handed Khawaja has always found a way to get things done for the Australian team.
It's likely that this is something that a lot of people hold against him. "However, if you look at the way he's played today and compare it to some of the other times in his career when things have been very difficult, he's always found a way to get the job done for himself and his team," Ponting said.