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Despite notching duplicate centuries to enactment Australia successful a commanding presumption successful the Sydney Test, Usman Khawaja says he's "resigned" to not playing the 5th and last Test lucifer successful Hobart.

After coming into the broadside to regenerate Travis Head, who came retired owed to investigating affirmative for COVID-19, the 35-year-old Khawaja has reminded fans conscionable however invaluable helium tin beryllium successful his archetypal Test lucifer since 2019.

Arguably Australia's champion batter this Test match, Khawaja's scores of 137 and 101 not retired person enactment him successful elite company.

With duplicate tons successful the 4th Test, helium joins Doug Walters (1969) and Ricky Ponting (2006) arsenic the lone men to person achieved the feat astatine the SCG.

"At the infinitesimal I'm rather resigned [to not playing the past Test]," Khawaja said aft yesterday's play.

"I came successful for Heady and he's had a large series. I cognize the selectors person made a batch of pugnacious decisions this bid but I don't truly expect it to beryllium excessively antithetic adjacent though I've scored backmost to backmost tons."

"The hunger is inactive determination and, not that I person to, but I've shown that I tin inactive people runs astatine this level if an accidental does contiguous itself successful the future.

"The information is that I astir apt volition miss retired (in Hobart) conscionable talking to George Bailey. The enactment is astir continued continuity.

"I'm not wholly against that process. I felt similar passim my vocation a batch of changes were made. And I was connected the incorrect broadside of them from my constituent of presumption a fewer times, and I'm the archetypal to accidental that I deliberation determination needs to beryllium structured stability.

"I cognize however hard it is for a cricketer chopping and changing connected your confidence."

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