Usman Khawaja was left behind as the remainder of the Australian crew left for India on Tuesday.
Because the crew flew out the day after the Australian Cricket Awards on Monday night time, Khawaja was stranded as a result of visa points.
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The left-handed opener was the one member of the travelling social gathering who didn’t obtain clearance on his visa.
It stays unclear why Khawaja’s was the one member denied a visa, with the Pakistan-born star anticipated to hitch the crew later within the week.
All functions for the touring social gathering have been stated to have been submitted on the identical time through the Sydney Check, however Khawaja was the one one knocked again, in response to the Herald Solar.
Khawaja noticed the lighter facet within the story, taking to Instagram on Wednesday to publish in regards to the surprising wait.
Khawaja was the opposite massive winner of the night time on Monday, taking out the Group Champion award and the inaugural Shane Warne Males’s Check Participant of the Yr gong.
The silky left-hander says his Huge Bash facet the Brisbane Warmth can go all the best way this season.
“To be the place we are actually is a credit score to the crew for his or her combat and resolve. It’s exceeded my expectation, if I’m being completely sincere,” the departing skipper stated.
“I got here again to the Warmth however it was extra of a long-term plan. I believed we might construct for this yr and count on the place we wish to be subsequent yr and the yr after that. However the best way the fellows have embraced quite a lot of stress conditions (has been nice).
“Max Bryant has been taking part in unbelievably nicely for us through the yr. He simply missed out a couple of occasions in the beginning which could be powerful in T20 cricket.
“I’m additionally actually excited for somebody like Nathan McSweeney, who will most likely get a possibility. He performed one sport and obtained 80 when he batted superbly on the Gabba. He batted very well within the subsequent sport however all of us got here again and he sadly obtained pushed out.
“The depth is there and the bowling has been nice all yr, so we would have the ability to pull out one other win.”
This yr’s BBL has been a raging success, with scintillating motion resulting in bumper crowds and big scores due to abroad gamers coming in and Australian Check stars returning for the back-end of the event.
It’s a disgrace guys like Khawaja and Steve Smith gained’t be accessible for the ultimate two video games, however that might change subsequent yr with a shortened schedule set to be introduced in.
“It’s simply the character of the beast,” stated Khawaja, who would have been accessible for this match final yr given the ultimate was performed on January 28.
“There’s a lot cricket at the present time.
“I feel the competitors has been nice this yr. I’m wanting ahead to what the subsequent few years have in line.
“They’re speaking about lowering the competitors to 10 video games (per crew), which I feel will likely be very good for the event. It is going to be the proper variety of video games to be performed.
“I feel we noticed quite a lot of nice abroad gamers this yr, and I feel once we cut back it to 10 (video games) we’ll see quite a lot of them keep the entire approach by way of which will likely be superior.”
– with Martin Gabor, NCA Newswire