Usman Khawaja’s one-handed stunner one of Justin Langer’s favourite Test moments
Usman Khawaja's leaping catch saw Virat Kohli out on 3. (screen grab)

Australia coach Justin Langer has termed as “one of his favourite moments” the sensational one-handed catch taken by Usman Khawaja on day one of the first Test against India at Adelaide Oval Thursday.

During India’s innings, Virat Kohli was excellently taken by a leaping Khawaja at gully when driving hard at Pat Cummins, the third wicket to fall with 19 runs on the board.

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“It was actually one of my favourite moments ever in my Test career, I reckon, for so many reasons,” Langer told in a Facebook Live before play on day two. “It’s the start of the Test series, it’s Kohli, a great start for us, and with everything that’s been going on with Uz.”


“And also, the most important thing for me, I won’t forget just after I was appointed (coach), I was sitting in the driveway in my house, talking to Uzzy about getting himself nice and fit so he could run hard between the wickets and field better. So when I see him take a catch like that, I was over the moon – for him and for the team,” said Langer.