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Usman Khawaja describes his difficult voyage from Australia to India as being “still drowsy from the flight.”

Usman Khawaja describes his difficult voyage from Australia to India as being "still drowsy from the flight."

“I had to travel three hours from Sydney to Melbourne since I was late. I experienced another four-hour delay travelling from Melbourne to Delhi “Khawaja claimed.

On February 9 in Nagpur, India and Australia will square off in the opening Test of the four-match series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Following the Monday’s Cricket Australia Awards in Sydney, the Australian team took a flight to India.

Due to visa complications, Usman Khawaja, 36, was unable to go to India with the Australian team. He eventually departed for India last Thursday and is now with his colleagues in Alur, a town outside of Bengaluru. Khawaja spoke of his difficult flight to India, when he first arrived in Delhi before continuing on to Bengaluru for the four-day training session.

Khawaja received the Shane Warne Test Player of the Year award at the Monday night Cricket Australia Awards ceremony. The 36-year-old scored 1080 runs in 11 matches last year, making him Australia’s leading Test run scorer. In the forthcoming series against India, he will be crucial for the Australians because of his incredible form.

Khawaja was on his arduous trek to India when it happened.

Khawaja recently spoke up about the inconveniences he had travelling to India. “To be honest, I just wanted to get there given the circumstances. I regrettably missed the excellent direct flight from Sydney to Bangalore, which was a bummer “To the Sydney Morning Herald, he spoke.

He acknowledged that the trip had left him a little dazed. As one of the team’s most productive players, Khawaja is upbeat about Australia’s chances of defeating India and ending their protracted 18-year drought for a Test series victory there.

“It took me five or six hours to get there because I had to go from Sydney to Melbourne, which was three hours away, and then I had to travel back from Melbourne. It was only delay after delay after delay when I was delayed by four hours again from Melbourne to Delhi. I still feel a little dazed from the flight. I guess I’m here now “said Khawaja.


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