Usman Khawaja addresses issue of crowd abuse during Ashes 2023

Australia Test opening batter Usman Khawaja has touched upon the abuses of England and Australia fans across different Ashes series.

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Usman Khawaja addresses issue of crowd abuse during Ashes 2023

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Australia opener Usman Khawaja has touched upon the crowd abuses across the Ashes series. Ahead of the fourth Test of the ongoing Ashes 2023. The series is 2-1 in the favor of Aussies and a win at Old Trafford, Manchester would mean that the team will win an Ashes in England after 2001. Four years back, they came close but only managed to draw the series 2-2.

Meanwhile, talking about the fan's abuse, Khawaja said that he wouldn't want his kids to be around the abusers. The left-hander added that his teammate Travis Head faced some nasty abuses from the fans.

"Personally, if I am coming to the cricket and watching the cricket, I wouldn't want my kids to be around that," Khawaja said ahead of the Old Trafford Test. "If I saw that I would 100 percent make a complaint or just leave. I think some of the stuff can be pretty poor. Over at Edgbaston they were calling Travis Head a c... you know what. I'm like I can't believe you can actually say that in a public domain anywhere."

"If you talk about it to England guys, they say we are equally as rough when . I don't agree with it either way. I don't think it's the right thing to do," Khawaja said.

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The opening batter further added that even the fans in Australia can take things too far.

"It can be a little disappointing at times, and I think we can take it too far in Australia. I'm not a big fan of it. I know watching a lot of sport and loving sport that it happens around the world. You watch the NBA it happens there. Particularly when crowds can get real close to you, which they can in cricket. It is what it is, I don't agree with it."

Notably, the likes of Mohammed Siraj and Washington Sundar faced crowd abuse during the BGT 2020-21.

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