Usman Khawaja speaks with Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce
Usman Khawaja speaks with Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce
Photo Credit: Usman Khawaja/Twitter

The coin toss is a normal occurrence in cricket, one which is almost ritualistic in nature. You don't mess with the coin toss, a rule probably said, somewhere.

But Usman Khawaja didn't care about all that when he stepped up to toss the coin as Queensland's captain for their game against Ashton Turner's Western Australia.

He opted instead to throw the coin as high as he could, sending the cameramen running to catch the result of the toss while the two captains stood together and laughed.

Clearly the cricketing gods didn't appreciate Khawaja breaking the ritual, and consigned him to losing the toss.

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