SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Usman Khawaja of Australia celebrates his century during day two of the Fourth Test Match in the Ashes series between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 06, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Australian opening-batter Usman Khawaja has taken to social media to pay both thanks and respect for his celebrating teammate's gestures of inclusion.

Following Australia's crushing defeat of England during the fifth Test in Hobart, Khawaja and his teammates strode onto the dais for a photo opportunity with a glass replica of the Ashes urn.

However, as bottles of champagne were uncorked and their contests sprayed wildly, the 35-year-old departed the scene due to his devout Muslim faith.

Still, the gestures from captain Pat Cummins and Khawaja's Queensland teammate Marnus Labuschagne that saw Islamabad-born batter return once the bottles were removed proved as important as any of the 20-wickets obtained across the Test.

Taking to Twitter, Khawaja expressed that such "values" were "so important".

"If this video doesn't show you that the boys have my back, I'm not sure what will," he typed.

"They stopped their normal champagne celebrations so I could rejoin. Inclusivity in the game and our values as a sport are so important.

"I feel like we are trending in the right direction."

Having contributed 255-runs for the series at an average of 63.75, any pictures of celebrations would have appeared empty without Khawaja.

Speaking after another sterling act as skipper, Cummins explained that the diversity of his side was something that was cause for cheers in itself.

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“We’ve got a really diverse bunch of people and you want to celebrate that and you want to make sure everyone feels comfortable being themselves. That was just one moment,” he was quoted by Fox Sports.

“The boys are fantastic in that space. They always look after each other. It’s a really tight-knit group.

“I think one of the reasons is there is a lot of respect and love for each other. We had to make sure our teammate was in the photo with us.”

Although his faith forbids him from imbibing alcohol, Khawaja uploaded another video of Nathan Lyon commemorating the 4-0 series win at the Customs House Hotel adjacent to Franklin Wharf in Hobart.

Despite only being called into the Australian XI after Travis Head was forced into isolation at the cessation of the Boxing Day Test, Khawaja appears a certainty to retain his place within Justin Langer's lineup for the upcoming tour of the subcontinent.

The first of three Tests against Pakistan is set to commence at the National Stadium in Karachi on March 3.