Arnav Chopra ∙ Jan 30 2023, 11:30 AM

Usman Khawaja bags two honours in glittering Australian Awards night

image-ldipbzsiUsman Khawaja (Source: Twitter)

It was an year to remember for Australian opener Usman Khawaja who thumped massive 1,020 runs at a brilliant average of 78.46, thus helping the side to triumph in pivotal series against Pakistan, West Indies and South Africa.

The star batter has been in the limelight for quite some time and now, he has been awarded the biggest prize in the Australian region. The southpaw during the Cricket Australia awards show bagged Shane Warne Men's Test Player of the year 2022.

He surpassed Marnus Labuschagne (20) and Steve Smith (16) with 22 votes to his name, which comes as quite a big moment in his career as he made a thumping comeback into the international setup.

Apart from this, the 36-year-old has been honoured with the "Community Impact Award" which is conferred to the person who has devoted their time to the community helping them with the sport.

Furthermore, he would have been nominated for Allan Border Medal but not featuring in a single white-ball match in the entire season worked against him.

Khawaja has cemented his place alongside David Warner after he thumped four hundreds in the year 2022 alongside six half-centuries as braces himself for the upcoming India challenge in the Border Gavaskar Trophy.

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