Marsh Cup: Queensland skipper Usman Khawaja flicks the coin in a comical way
Khawaja has been one of the shining lights for the Queensland team with the bat
Updated - Mar 13, 2021 2:45 pm
Queensland captain and Australia opener Usman Khawaja has been in news off late for his batting exploits in the ongoing Marsh Cup limited-overs tournament. He was dropped from the Australia team for the ongoing series against Pakistan at home after a poor Ashes series in England.
Khawaja has been one of the shining lights for the Queensland team with the bat scoring 138, 112, 5, 31 and 86 not out in the domestic 50-over tournament. He has also led the team from the front and his leadership was quite lauded. However, he has found himself going viral on social media for his hilarious attempt at the coin-tossing during the finals of the Marsh Cup.
Usman Khawaja attempts to send the coin into space during the toss
Khawaja is quite a funny character on the field and is often seen having fun with his teammates doing silly pranks and other things. This time, he tried to send the coin used for the toss into the stratosphere during the finals of the Marsh Cup against Western Australia. Khawaja took a short run-up and then tossed the coin high in the air, much to the amusement of match referee and opposition captain Ashton Turner.
The toss landed ten meters away and event his wouldn’t work for him as Turner won the toss and decided to field first in the blockbuster cup finale. The video was shared by Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) and their post read: “#MarshCup Final time! AT WINS the toss and we’ll have a bowl first.”
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Meanwhile, Khawaja recently criticized Shane Warne after he had lauded selectors Trevor Hohns and Justin Langer for dropping him for the Pakistan series and accused him of not showing enough desire to play for the country.
To this Khawaja was quoted by ESPNCricinfo, saying,” I’m a batsman, I’m a run-scorer first and foremost so that’s my currency, but if you look at my Shield record, you look at my one-day domestic record, my record for Australia, my BBL record, I score runs. That’s all that matters. Not really [going to change my body language], I’m a pretty cool bloke. You either get it or you don’t, that’s the way it is. ”