Melbourne, Dec.31 (ANI): Australian top-order batsman Usman Khawaja is all set to become one of the richest and the cricket’s next two-million dollar superstar as he has been upgraded to his first official Cricket Australia (CA) contract.
According to News.com.au, the 29-year old Pakistan-born player will be earning 1-1.5 million dollars after his new contract list is confirmed in April.
Describing Khawaja as an ‘inspiration’ to the next generation, CA chief executive James Sutherland said they wanted to see more people from the heritage and culture of Khawaja to play for Australia in the coming future.
The Pakistan-born cricketer had also been planning to play in the 2016 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) and to sign various other sponsorship and marketing deals.
Khawaja, who made his Test debut in 2011, was never able to establish himself enough to land an official CA contract due to repeated slump in form and serious injuries. (ANI)