Australian opening batsman Usman Khawaja was left out of the central contract list released by the country’s cricket board. Despite being an integral member of Australia’s lineup over the last few years, Khawaja’s poor run in international cricket has convinced the selectors to not retain him in the list of contracts.
Reflecting on this omission that is a setback to his career, Khawaja maintained that he was still one of the best batsmen in the country. The left-handed batter treated this piece of bad news as just another obstacle that he would be keen to tackle as soon as professional cricket resumes.
“It’s disappointing, it’s never nice, I’ve been through it before, they say practice makes perfect but it’s never an easy thing to hear. I think I’ve still got a lot of good years left in me,” he lamented.
“Without sounding arrogant, I still feel like I’m one of the top six batsmen in the country and hopefully this year I can go out keep scoring runs and keep doing my thing. I’ve been through it all the ups and downs before and I’m probably in better shape now to come back from this than I was five years ago,” Khawaja added.