Usman Khawaja subtleties prejudice in Australian cricket, calls for change
Left-handed batsman Usman Khawaja has joined comrade Dan Christian in getting out the continuous bigotry gives that exist in Australian cricket.
Khawaja was conceived in Pakistan yet moved to Australia with his family when he was five. The 33-year-old cricketer has been a key machine gear-piece in Australia's top-request, having played 93 internationals since his presentation in the longest configuration of the game in January 2011.
The left-gave batsman uncovered that he feels the impression of him as a "lethargic" cricketer has been there in light of his identity.
"I generally had that 'sluggish' suggestion when I was growing up and I think the part about that was my casual nature however some portion of it was additionally on the grounds that I was Pakistani, and subcontinent individuals were viewed as lethargic, not doing the hard yards and so forth," cricketc.com.au cited Khawaja as saying.
"Running has never been normal to me, so when we used to do heaps of wellness testing I wasn't comparable to every other person. At the point when you put that against where I was from, that played against me. I like to believe we're beginning to proceed onward from that, yet there's very still that feeling ... I despise everything hear (comparative generalizations), if somebody's somewhat unique," he included.
Khawaja, who has 10 worldwide hundreds of years added to his repertoire, is set to join Cricket Australia (CA) working gathering entrusted with making an activity plan zeroing in on incorporation and more prominent social assorted variety inside Australian cricket.
"The more seasoned I've gotten, the more I've understood that with regards to decent variety - particularly in cricket when all is said in done - I think we've been OK at it yet we're still just not exactly there," Khawaja believed.
"In the event that you take a gander at the scene as far as multicultural cricketers around, we have a couple of subcontinental cricketers - myself, Gurinder (Sandhu), Arjun Nair, Jason Sangha and Tanveer Sangha coming up through the positions ... (in any case, we've despite everything got far to go," he included.
Khawaja wishes that Australian cricket creates more good examples who can be viewed by the kids from various ethnic foundations.
"At the point when you originate from a subcontinental family - the entirety of Asia, truly - examining is significant. My mum needed me to quit playing cricket and study, and that happens a ton to folks my age getting through the positions," he said.
"For the most part with the subcontinent network I realize how significant that is to mums and fathers, so we have to accentuate that, particularly with innovation nowadays and concentrating from separation, there's no motivation behind why you can't do both, inasmuch as you have the order and you're set up to make a ton of penances en route, Khawaja included.
"Children should be given help, we have to talk transparently and told them that, 'Hello, you're not by any means the only individual experiencing this, we've experienced this, we've seen this, we've managed it and we've pushed on. You can do something very similar," he further said.
A week ago, Cricket Australia had dispatched an examination after it was uncovered that Christian was presented to bigot comments when he talked about the easygoing bigotry he has encountered in Australian cricket.
"There's likewise the issue of individuals getting crippled on the off chance that they get racially criticized when they're coming up through the positions. The measure of times I heard, 'They won't pick you', 'You won't fit in' - if enough individuals continue saying that to you, you may begin really trusting it," he further clarified.