In this article we will be talking about 5 cricketers who were born in Pakistan but decided to play cricket for some other nation due to various reasons.
- Usman Khawaja (Australia) – Usman Khawaja was born in Pakistan’s Islamabad on 18th December 1986. His family moved to Australia when he was just 5 years old. He nurtured his cricketing skills in Australia and thus he started to represent Australia in his professional cricketing career. Usman Khawaja is one of the best Australian openers currently.
- Imran Tahir (South Africa) – Imran Tahir was born on 27th March, 1979 in Pakistan’s Karachi. He even played for Pakistan’s Under 19 team but on being denied a spot in the National team, he moved to South Africa where he debuted in the year 2011. He went on to become one of the best South African spinners of all time.
- Fawad Ahmed (Australia) – Fawad Ahmed was born in Pakistan’s Marghuz on 5th February 1982. He moved to Australia in the year 2010 and received citizenship in July 2013. It was in 2013 that he started playing for Australia as a spinner.
- Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe) – Sikandar Raza was born in Pakistan’s Sialkot on 24th April, 1986. He moved to Zimbabwe with his family in 2010. It was there that he pursued his career in cricket.