Usman Khawaja has strongly responded to Shane Warne’s criticism surrounding the left-hander’s ‘lack of hunger’ to get back into the national side. Khawaja was dropped from Australia’s Test side midway through the Ashes but has not been able to stage a return to the team.
Legendary leg-spinner Warne recently questioned the 32-year-old’s lax attitude and lethargic disposition in the field, raising doubts over Khawaja’s motivations to play for Australia again. Taking note of this vitriolic attack on his cricketing intentions, Khawaja mentioned he was focused on his game and it was up to individuals to interpret his vantage point.
“I don’t think there’s any need to answer that question. I’m a pretty cool bloke. You either get it or you don’t, that’s the way it is. No, never (have I stopped wanting to play for Australia), if I had I would’ve retired. I feel like I belong at international level, but I’ve got to score runs,” Khawaja said.