Usman Khawaja with girlfriend Rachel McLellan at New York Photo Courtesy: Usman Khawaja's Instagram Account
Usman Khawaja with girlfriend Rachel McLellan at New York Photo Courtesy: Usman Khawaja’s Instagram Account

Australia’s top-order batsman Usman Khawaja made special revelation of his engagement with long time girlfriend Rachel McLellan. Taking to Instagram on Friday, the 29-year-old shared a happy snap with Rachel in New York during their vacation, along with announcement of their big news.  Khawaja captioned his image, “Extremely excited to announce. I liked it, so I put a ring on it. With God’s will @rachelmclellan and I are engaged #engaged #futuremrs #inshaallah (sic).” In the same picture, Rachel showed off her engagement ring. The same picture was published by Rachel on her Instagram account with caption, “New York was even better than I expected, Uzzy asked me to marry him and of course I said yes! Can’t wait to spend my life with this guy @usman_khawajy (sic).” ALSO READ: IPL 2016: Why Usman Khawaja is a great pick for MS Dhoni’s Rising Pune Supergiants


The couple have been dating for quite some time and also frequently share their snaps on respective social media accounts. Several players sent their best wishes to the young player on his new journey through Twitter. One of them was Canberra Raiders rugby player Sam Williams who wrote, “Congrats mate.” Khawaja joins Aaron Finch in ranks of Aussie players recently pop this question. Finch, who is currently playing for Surrey in County Championship, announced his engagement to girlfriend Amy Griffiths in May during his stint with Gujarat Lions (GL) in Indian Premier League (IPL). ALSO READ: Usman Khawaja’s blazing T20 form should attract Australian selectors’ attention ahead of ICC World T20 2016

Pakistan-born Khawaja made his T20 debut for Australia earlier this year against India. Khawaja also made his debut in Indian Premier League (IPL) new franchise Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) under the captaincy of India’s limited-over skipper MS Dhoni.