Khawaja 'pilots' Australia's charge with second ODI century

After notching up his maiden century in the third ODI in Ranchi, Khawaja slammed 91 in the fourth ODI in Mohali before he hit a century in the series decider in Ferozeshah Kotla.

Usman Khawaja exults after scoring his second ODI 100.   -  R.V. Moorthy

Usman Khawaja continued to torment India with his second ODI century in three matches in the ongoing series.

After notching up his maiden century in the third ODI in Ranchi, Khawaja slammed 91 in the fourth ODI in Mohali before he hit a century in the series decider in Ferozeshah Kotla.

 

The southpaw, who has been merciless in taking the attack to the Indians, isn't new to challenges. A week before Australia flew to India, the opener scaled a new challenge — when he took control of a Qantas A380 aircraft, the largest passenger plane.

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A qualified pilot, Khawaja related flying and cricket and said the discipline learnt during his graduation in his flying school helped him in his cricket.

 

Khawaja is fighting for a place in Australia's World Cup squad, with David Warner should he be picked post the sandpaper gate ban.