Usman Khawaja believes Australian's tour of Pakistan will help inspire a generation

"You can actually inspire a generation of cricketers who have never seen David Warner, Steve Smith," says Khawaja

By Web Desk
January 09, 2022
Usman Khawaja.  —AFP/File

Australian batter Usman Khawaja believes that Aussies can really inspire a whole generation of cricketers in Pakistan by going there for a scheduled tour in March this year, as people in the cricket-mad country have never seen the glimpse of stars like Steve Smith or David Warner playing in there.

Khawaja, who was born in Pakistan, said while speaking to Fox Cricket: "I've 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. I would like to go back there and play. It is not that far away but it seems far. Even if I go there on tour, it will be amazing,”

Khawaja added: "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 actually inspire a generation by just going back over there." 

"I don't think there is a better way to give back to the game than to tour a country like Pakistan who has been deprived for so long. So hopefully we will get over there not just for my sake, but for Pakistan cricket and all those young boys and girls out there," elaborated Khawaja who believes that Australia can give something back by touring Pakistan who has been deprived of cricket for long.