Australia have a strong hold on the final round of the World Test Championship. Australia scored 469 runs in the first innings at the Oval and then India lost 5 wickets for 151 runs in the first innings. By the way, during this match, Australia legend and former head coach Justin Langer has said something that can make anyone’s head spin.
Commenting on Usman Khawaja’s wicket, Justin Langer said, “Khawaja is out for a wicket, because he has a sweater.” Now the question remains, why did Langer say this?
Osman’s sweater became his enemy!
Mohammed Siraj took Usman Khawaja’s wicket. However, if Justin Langer is to be believed, he was eliminated because of his sweater. Khawaja wore a full-length sweater while batting. Speaking further, Langer said, “Usman had entered the field wearing a full sleeve sweater. You need to be fast at the start of the innings. A full sleeve sweater never feels right. Khawaja must be disappointed to be dismissed in the first hour of the game.”
Khawaja wears only full sweaters
Usman Khawaja is not wearing a full sleeve sweater for the first time. This player always plays in a full sweater. Also, Usman plays in full jersey during summer. But Langer believes that because of the sweater, Khawaja’s body did not move quickly and as a result he was unable to open the account.
Justin Langer officiating
Langer has been instrumental in building the Australian team. So, after the ball-tampering scandal, after Smith and Warner were banned, Langer took over as the coach and restructured the team. Australia also won the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup for the first time under his coaching. But his contract was not extended after that. Now Langer is doing commentary and can join any team as a coach in future.
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