Usman Khawaja, Arsalan Khawaja
Usman addresses the media. Image Courtesy: Getty

Australian cricketer, Usman Khawaja faces a massive hurdle ahead of the Test series against India. Of late, Khawaja’s brother, Arsalan Khawaja got arrested over charges of forgery and for foisting a fake ‘terror-plot’ upon a colleague on Tuesday. Meanwhile, it was told by a source that Arsalan had a feud with one of his colleague over a woman and that led to the entire scene.

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Usman Khawaja addresses the media

Arsalan Khawaja, Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja’s brother, Arsalan got arrested on Tuesday. Image Courtesy: Getty

On Tuesday, Khawaja walked up to a reporter and requested that their privacy should be respected. Meanwhile, the cricketer has a huge role to play in the upcoming series, and it is not a good time to boil under such cases. However, Cricket Australia too will be concerned with the reports and developments.

“This is a matter for the police to deal with. Out of respect for the process, it would be inappropriate for me to be making any further comment. I just ask for you to please respect my privacy and my family’s privacy during this time,” Khawaja said.

Mitch Marsh on the incident

The Australian vice-captain, Mitchell Marsh too had a word with the media. He said the news was learned in the morning while training and therefore it won’t be an ideal time to speak on it.

“We only found out at training,” he said, “so I think it’d be pretty inappropriate for me to comment at the moment,” Marsh said.

Usman Khawaja's brother, arrested
Usman Khawaja’s brother got arrested on Tuesday. Image Courtesy: Getty

Moreover, the Police arrested Arsalan on Tuesday in Sydney’s west. He was due to appear in court later last afternoon.

However, the charge is related to a mistaken arrest of Mohamed Kamer Nilar Nizamdeen. He is a PhD student working at the University of NSW. Nizamdeen was under arrest for four weeks. It happened after the discovery of a notebook on a UNSW campus that purportedly belonged to him. It had details of plans related to the destruction of famous landmarks. Apart from plans to kill former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and his former deputy Julie Bishop.

Sayantan Bhattacharjee

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