Australian left-handed batsman, Usman Khawaja cannot believe that the cricket governing body of the country, Cricket Australia, is suffering from a financial crisis during the Coronavirus pandemic. Because of this crisis, the board had to cut the salaries of the players, which would have a nasty impact on their future.
Disclosing the problems between CA and the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA), the former Rising Pune Supergiant batsman told Fox Sports:
“I was very shocked. I knew our projections for revenue were still very high and I think they still are, depending on what happens with the India series.”
Surprisingly, the left-handed batsman did not receive a contract from the board last week. Instead of being disappointed by that development, Khawaja claimed himself to be one of the best six batsmen of Australia right now. Here’s what he commented:
“Without sounding arrogant, I still feel like I’m one of the top six batsmen in the country. My playing against spin has been right up there as some of the best in the county. Bar maybe Steve Smith, who is an absolute genius.”Advertisement
Ultimately, he accepted the fact that it is very important to score runs in Test cricket. He played his last Test in 2019, but he is optimistic about the future. Hence, he would look to come all guns blazing in the new Test season. However, it was a bit surprising to see Khawaja talk about the financial condition of the board in a negative manner.
Because the top officials did not give him a contract this year. So, anyways, he was not going to earn a fixed sum of money.