Usman Khawaja of Australia has shared a significant throwback photo from Rawalpindi. The photograph taken 30 years ago, just days before Khawaja and his family relocate to Australia. His family left for Australia when he was five years old.
Usman Khawaja, Australia’s batter, shared a major throwback photo on social media ahead of the start of the first Test against Pakistan. The veteran batter, who was born in Islamabad, shared a photo of himself playing at the old Rawalpindi stadium on Instagram. The photograph taken 30 years ago, just days before Khawaja and his family relocate to Australia. His family left for Australia when he was five years old.
“Taken over 30 years ago, two weeks before we left for Australia. Me playing a shot on the old Rawalpindi ground (practice wickets). Who would have thought that I’d be back here for the green and gold. Can’t wait to get back out there,” Khawaja caption the post.
Khawaja shared throwback photo from Rawalpindi.
In the meantime, Khawaja has been name to Australia’s starting XI for the first Test against Pakistan.
In terms of the first Test, Pakistan will be hoping for a good start on Day 1 after opting to bat. Australia chose only one spinner, Nathan Lyon, while Pakistan chose three spinners, Sajid Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Nauman Ali.
The last time Australia played a Test series in Pakistan, they won the series 1-0 under Mark Taylor’s leadership.
The second Test will be held at Karachi’s National Stadium (March 12-16), while the third Test will be held at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium (March 21-25).
In the meantime, the white-ball games will be held in Rawalpindi.