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Despite breaking down barriers in our country’s most celebrated summer sport, Australian test cricketer Usman Khawaja says he’s been forced to face vile racism in his pursuit of sporting glory.In an exclusive 60 Minutes interview, the 31-year-old Pakistani-born batsman candidly spoke...

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Despite breaking down barriers in our country’s most celebrated summer sport, Australian test cricketer Usman Khawaja says he’s been forced to face vile racism in his pursuit of sporting glory.

In an exclusive 60 Minutes interview, the 31-year-old Pakistani-born batsman candidly spoke about the degrading verbal abuse he endured as a promising junior cricketer.

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From a young age, the would-be star had his dream of playing for Australia often doubted from within the Pakistani-Australian community. (60 Minutes)

“I was going to have to just score more and more runs and not let anyone have any excuse to not pick you.” (60 Minutes)

Now Khawaja’s name has become synonymous with cricketing success, he is proud to be the poster boy for the religion he lives by. (60 Minutes)

Khawaja went onto to reach the pinnacle of cricket in 2011, debuting during the Ashes series and becoming Australia’s first Muslim test cricketer. (60 Minutes)

Sharing in Khawaja’s passion is his Catholic bride-to-be, 22-year-old marketing student Rachel McLellan. (60 Minutes)

The two will be legally married in April in a ceremony they’re calling “Big White Wedding”. (60 Minutes)

In an ultimate display of her dedication to Khawaja, Ms McLellan made the decision to covert from Catholicism to Islam—a choice that she assures Langdon was hers alone. (60 Minutes)

But in the eyes of Allah the couple are already married, with their Imam performing a traditional Muslim commitment ceremony called a “Nikkah” last year. (60 Minutes)