Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has admitted there are technical flaws in Usman Khawaja, after he was dismissed by off-spinner in Australia's first innings at the Gabba on Friday.
Khawaja looked uncomfortable at the crease before being trapped lbw by Moeen Ali. On it, Ponting said there is a clear weakness in Khawaja’s game against off-spin bowling, but added it is something that can be worked upon.
“There’s no doubt there’s a technical flaw there somewhere,” Ponting was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“I think he makes two pronounced movements; he makes an initial movement forward and across, which is similar to what I used to do.
“And then he makes another movement into the ball, which gets his head outside the line of the ball, hence he misses the straighter delivery.
“There’s something there that can be coached and talked about and worked upon, because he’s got out quite a few times now,” he further said.
“I love Usman as a player, I always have and always will. There’s just that technical deficiency there that needs to be sorted,” Ponting went on to say.
--By A Cricket Correspondent