After winning the third Test match against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground by 136 runs, Sourav Ganguly took a jibe at the Australian cricket batting line-up. He specifically took a dig at Usman Khawaja and said that he might have nightmares facing the Indian bowlers again. Ricky Ponting had predicted that Usman Khawaja would be scoring more runs than the Indian captain Virat Kohli. However, the Australian batsman has struggled throughout the series against the spinners. However, at the MCG, Khawaja gave away his wicket to Indian pacer Mohammad Shami. Team India’s Victory Lap Led by Captain Virat Kohli at MCG After Defeating Australia in 3rd Test Will Give You Goosebumps! (Watch Video).
The former Indian captain also went on to say that the absence of David Warner and Steve Smith is hurting the Australians and the team will have to step up if they want to stop the Indians from claiming the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. It is very likely that the Australians will change their team for the last Test match at Sydney which will begin on January 3, 2019. After Perth, Melbourne Cricket Ground Pitch Gets 'Average Rating' from ICC.
While speaking to India TV Ganguly said, “The current batting lineup of Australia sans David Warner and Steven Smith is stillborn and brought up in the country and hence is in no ways weak. But it's ironic that they are failing as a unit for quite some time now. Usman Khawaja has been found out by the Indian attack to the extent that even if he is asleep, Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja can dismiss him in his dreams.”