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Being dropped from the national team would normally result in disappointment, sulking and the relinquishing of responsibilities from the side - but one Australian athlete has taken it in stride and found a new role.

Temperatures peaked at over 30 degrees Celsius and more than 80 per cent humidity in Chittagong on Tuesday as Australia took on Bangladesh in the second test, meaning constant drinks breaks to escape the sun were a must.

During a stop in play on day two, the Australian test captain and vice-captain took a breather in the shade - thanks to a familiar face.

Being dropped from the national team would normally result in the relinquishing of responsibilities from the side but one Aussie athlete has taken it in stride and found a new role

Being dropped from the national team would normally result in the relinquishing of responsibilities from the side but one Aussie athlete has taken it in stride and found a new role

During a stop in play on day two the Australian test captain and vice-captain took a seat and a breather in the shade - thanks to a familiar face

During a stop in play on day two the Australian test captain and vice-captain took a seat and a breather in the shade - thanks to a familiar face

Usman Khawaja was dropped for the second test following Australia's shock 20-run loss to their minnow opponents in the first test.

Despite holding the third-highest batting average of all current players, a very respectable 45.5, the Pakistan-born Australian was relegated to carrying the drinks - and ultimately supplying the shade.

The 30-year-old was photographed holding an umbrella for his higher-ranking teammates, providing Warner and Smith with relief from the Bangladeshi sun while copping the full brunt of the UV rays himself while wearing long-sleeved cricket whites.

Fans were quick to react, with many noting the dramatic fall from grace for Khawaja who has often found himself as the scapegoat for the team's lack of success.

'From carrying Drinks to holding for his mates. Khawaja has come a long way!' one person tweeted.

'Lucky it's Khawaja holding that and not Matty Wade.. he'd drop it for sure,' another fan posted to social media.

Usman Khawaja, often the scapegoat for the team's lack of success, found himself carrying the drinks, providing chairs and holding umbrellas for Australia's batsmen on Tuesday

Usman Khawaja, often the scapegoat for the team's lack of success, found himself carrying the drinks, providing chairs and holding umbrellas for Australia's batsmen on Tuesday

Temperatures peaked at over 30 degrees Celsius with more than 80 per cent humidity in Chittagong on Tuesday as Australia took on Bangladesh in the second test

Temperatures peaked at over 30 degrees Celsius with more than 80 per cent humidity in Chittagong on Tuesday as Australia took on Bangladesh in the second test

Australia will resume at 2-225 on day three, having fought bravely

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