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Many told me, you won’t play for Australia: Usman Khawaja recalls facing racism in early days

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Veteran Australian batter Usman Khawaja revealed that he faced a lot of hurdles due to his race. Khawaja also said he once wanted to become ‘white’ to pursue a cricket career down under. Khawaja revealed many didn’t back him to play at the highest level. “I’ve said numerous times that people told me ‘you’re not going to make it, you’re not going to play for Australia, it’s a white man’s game, they won’t select you’.