SYDNEY: Pakistan-born Australian batter, Usman Khawaja urged Australia to tour Pakistan, while talking to media on Sunday.
Khawaja emphasised the importance of Australia’s tour to Pakistan’s young cricket fans, who had never seen prominent international players play on their home turf, said the tour will ‘inspire generations’.
“I have always had great support in the subcontinent, Bangladesh, India, and particularly Pakistan where I was born. They were amazing even when I was there for the PSL (Pakistan Super League). I would like to go back there and play,” he said.
“I said to the guys, you can actually inspire a generation of cricketers who have never seen you play, never seen David Warner, Steve Smith, they see them on TV. You can actually inspire a generation by just going back over there,” he added.
Khawaja also has thrown his weight for the tour; requested Australia to give it back to the game.
“I think it is a great opportunity for Australian cricket to give a little back. I do not think that there is any better way to give it back to the game by touring countries like Pakistan, who have been deprived of cricket for so long,” he concluded.
In the recently concluded fourth Ashes Test, Khawaja scored two magnificent centuries in both innings; adjudged as the player of the match.