Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has revealed that he had to face many challenges ranging from racism in the initial days after settling in Australia.
Please tell that Khwaja’s family had settled in Australia from Pakistan.
Khawaja told cricket website Cricinfo, “When I was growing up in Australia, I was told many times that I would never be able to play for Australia. Told me
Used to know that my skin color is not right. I was told that I was not fit to be selected in the team and they would not choose me. Such was the mentality of that time.
However now that is starting to change.”
The 34-year-old Khawaja has so far scored 2900 runs in 44 Test matches for Australia. When Khwaja was young, his family settled in Australia from Pakistan at that time.
I went. Khawaja made his debut for Australia in the 2011 Ashes Test in Sydney.
He said, “Now the situation is much better. I see a lot of such cricketers at the state level, especially from the subcontinental background, who are playing in Australia.
Huh. It wasn’t really like that when I started playing. When I was playing domestic cricket and I was the only player from the subcontinent there. maybe something with me this time
There are other players.”
The batsman, who has scored around 1500 runs in 40 ODIs for Australia, said that his team can learn from the England team in terms of diversity. He said, “We just
There is also a long way to go and if I look at the England team, they have had variety for a long time. They’re countries older than us, but I can see that diversity
And I can imagine that maybe this is where Australia needs to reach.”