Report Wire

News at Another Perspective

Usman Khawaja shares a narrative of him asking his mom, ‘Yeh kya keh rahi hai?’

2 min read
Usman Khawaja shares a story of him asking his mother, ‘Yeh kya keh rahi hai?’

Australia batter Usman Khawaja who gained the Community Impact Award on the Cricket Australia Awards for his off area philanthropic work via his Usman Khawaja Foundation narrated a narrative about his mom and the way the inspiration got here to be.

“I came to Australia when I was 4 years old. English is my 2nd language. I don’t speak a word of English. My kindergarten teacher asked me how it’s going on day one and I still remember that I looked to my mom and said, ‘Ye kya keh rahi hain? (What is she saying?). She was like ‘Oh god I got a kid here who does not speak any English.”

“I remember from the start that the one thing that was constant was sports. I didn’t speak a word of English but I was playing footy, tag, cricket and everything there was on the school yards and it showed me that sports breaks down all barriers and that was one very important part of my life. The second part of my life, which my mom would attest to is the studying side. Coming from a subcontinental family, it was very important.”

The two aspects of the Usman Khawaja Foundation:

1: Allowing children from low socio-economic backgrounds to play sport without cost
2: Giving grants, scholarships and issues wanted for youths’ training

Both near Khawaja’s ❤️

— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) January 30, 2023

“So the two facets of the Usman Khawaja Foundation are allowing kids from low socio-economic backgrounds to play sport for free and the second part is giving grants, scholarships and things needed for kids’ education. Both very close to my heart and that is how it started,” he added.

Khawaja additionally gained the inaugural Shane Warne Men’s Test Player of the Year award within the aforementioned awards present. Since returning to the Test facet in January final yr, Khawaja gathered 1020 runs at
a median of 78.46 through the voting interval.