Pakistan-born Australian batsman Usman Khawaja said he would like to play impressive cricket in the remaining matches of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 to regain his place in the Australian team.
Khawaja, during a virtual media talk with just a few days remaining in the resumption of the PSL, said that “every good performance” he would put in the league will help him regain a contract with Cricket Australia — the cricket governing body in his country.
“No matter where you play, your form and performance always help you get back in the national team,” said the 34-year-old.
Read more: Here’s list of all matches Islamabad United will play in Abu Dhabi When asked about his views on playing for Islamabad United, the Australian said he had been waiting for the opportunity to play for the team.
“Since it is the city where I was born and played my cricket in childhood, I wanted to be part of United. Due to pressing international commitment over the years that was not possible. But now I am here and looking forward to representing the city,” said Khawaja.
When asked to share his childhood memories while living in Islamabad, he said he just remembered playing on the streets along with his brothers and sisters.
Khawaja weary of UAE conditions During the presser, the 34-year-old was asked about the weather conditions in Abu Dhabi as well.
“Definitely it will be the batsmen who will have to bear the brunt of the weather. It is extremely hot here and when you put a helmet on, things get even tougher,” said Khawaja.