Australian Test hitter Usman Khawaja has claimed that every cricketer in the world intends to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as it is far bigger than its Pakistani counterpart, the Pakistan Super League (PSL) .
Before the first test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi, Khawaja said the IPL was the best league in the world. It is well known that both leagues have been extremely helpful in unearthing new talent, but the majority of players think the IPL is bigger.
“Obviously, IPL is the strongest in the world. There isn’t really a contest here (between PSL and IPL) because in the end they have everyone coming to them and it’s the only league in the world to have Indian cricketers. So it ends up becoming the best league in the worldKhawaja said during a media interaction ahead of the first test.
“The fact that I play in Pakistan is special” – Usman Khawaja
Khawaja was born in Pakistan before his family decided to move Australia. Although his love for representing Australia is quite strong, there is a bit of a feeling about playing for the very first time in the country where he was born.
“The fact that I play in Pakistan is special, very special. I always wanted to play in Pakistan as I said later. There’s definitely that feeling, but once the game starts, you don’t think about that stuff.”
“I can’t wait to play in Rawalpindi, where I went to the old stadium as a kid and played once. Karachi is also special to my heart, where my loved ones live, but as we are in a security bubble, there is no chance of meeting anyone.added Khawaja.
The current Australian tour to Pakistan is the first since 1998.
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