Usman Khawaja Net Worth: $2 million
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Net Worth in Rupees||Rs. 15 Crores|
|Monthly Income||50 lakh+|
Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja has reached a new milestone in his career as he turns 35 years old this year. With his impressive batting skills and years of hard work on the field, Khawaja has amassed a net worth of 1.5 million dollars in 2023.
Usman Khawaja Biography
|Full name||Usman Tariq Khawaja|
|Born||18 December 1986 (age 36)|
|Height||177cm (5 ft 10 in)|
Khawaja was born in Islamabad, Pakistan but his family moved to New South Wales when he was four years old. In the 2010-11 Ashes series, he made his debut and became the first Australian cricket player of Pakistani descent to represent the country.
Prior to his Test debut, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in aviation from the University of New South Wales and is a licensed pilot for both commercial and instrument-rated flights. Interestingly, he earned his basic pilot license before getting his driver’s license. He attended Westfields Sports High School for his education.
Usman Khawaja Career:
Usman Khawaja started playing first-class cricket for the New South Wales Blues in 2008. In the same year, he accomplished an unprecedented feat for an NSW player by hitting consecutive double centuries for the NSW Second XI. Cricket Australia announced on June 22, 2010, that Khawaja would join the Australian touring squad to play Pakistan in a two Test series in England.
From 2011 until February 2022, Khawaja played for the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League. He performed well in the BBL05, where he was the second-highest run-scorer with a total of 345 runs and an impressive average of 172.50.
Following his county stint, Usman Khawaja played five more Test matches in 2011, during which he scored one half-century (65) against South Africa. However, he was subsequently dropped from Australia’s Test team after the home series against New Zealand, making way for Shaun Marsh upon Marsh’s return from injury.
In 2014, Khawaja signed with Lancashire as an overseas player for the entire 2014 county season across all formats. Although he scored 86 runs on his debut against Durham, Lancashire lost the match by 27 runs.
Khawaja is also involved in club cricket and plays for the Valley District Cricket Club located in Brisbane.
Usman Khawaja International Cricket
Usman Khawaja was chosen as part of the 17-member Australian squad for the 2010-11 Ashes series. During the third Test, Ricky Ponting sustained a finger injury and Khawaja was named as a standby in case Ponting could not recover in time.
Eventually, he was selected to play in the fifth Test against England in Sydney on January 3, 2011, and became the 419th Australian player to receive an Australian Cricket Test baggy green cap. Khawaja made history as the first Muslim and the first Pakistani-born Australian cricket player to represent Australia in Test cricket. He was also only the seventh foreign-born cricketer to achieve this feat in the past 80 years.
However, Khawaja’s career was not without its setbacks. Before the third Test against India in March 2013, he, along with James Pattinson, Shane Watson, and Mitchell Johnson, was suspended by Australia for a breach of discipline. This action was taken as a result of repeated infractions, which led to Watson flying back home and considering retirement from Test cricket.
Some former players expressed surprise at the team management’s decision. Khawaja eventually made his Test comeback during the second Test of the 2013 Ashes series, replacing Ed Cowan.
After a hiatus of more than two years, Usman Khawaja made a successful return to Test cricket. In his comeback Test match against New Zealand on November 5, 2015, he scored his maiden Test century. Khawaja batted at the number 3 position and scored 174 runs, which included 16 fours and 2 sixes. This was only his tenth Test appearance for Australia. His remarkable performance played a crucial role in securing an impressive victory for Australia.
Khawaja also made his debut in the Twenty20 International format for Australia in a match against India on January 31, 2016.
Usman Khawaja Wife:
Usman Khawaja shared news of his engagement with Rachel on his Facebook page on 14 December 2016.
The couple got married on 6 April 2018. Before their wedding, Rachel converted to Islam.