Cricketer Usman Khawaja’s selling Brisbane investment property

first_imgCricketer Usman Khawaja is selling his investment property at Windsor.THERE’S no place like home for Usman Khawaja which is great news for Queenslanders.The Pakistani-born Australian cricketer is selling his Windsor investment property but only after securing a house in Brisbane’s south with his fiancee Rachel McLellan.After relocating from Sydney during the 2012 off-season, Khawaja purchased 40 Bowen St with plans to eventually move into the Queenslander.40 Bowen St, Windsor“I’d been here for two years and was looking for six or seven months to buy a place but nothing quite fit what I liked,” he said.“I had a look around the house and loved it.”Sharing a place in Hawthorne with teammate Ben Cutting, Khawaja decided to immediately rent out his purchase.“I wanted to buy a place I thought I could move into so I didn’t have to buy another place after that, but at the time I wasn’t ready to move in,” he said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality LevelsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video is not playable. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_NOT_PLAYABLE Session ID: 2020-09-28:77b119d9ba7710aeddf126ca Player Element ID: vjs_video_599 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen00:00A little more than two years on and Khawaja’s future family pad is on the market.“I met Rachel, her family is south side and I was living on the south side with Ben,” he said.“I just sort of grew really fond of that area.“For me, it’s odd because I was planning on moving into this place but it’s just circumstances.“A lot of things can happen in two years you don’t expect to happen.”40 Bowen St, WindsorMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoKhawaja’s Windsor property was previously renovated and is on a 762sq m block of land on a quiet street close to bikeways and parks.‘The boys at McGrath made sure everyone took care of it,” he said.“I’m very touchy with my property because it is a beautiful property so I didn’t want it to be tainted.“The floorboards, kitchen, everything is quite high-spec.“That was the beauty; I didn’t have to do a thing because it was already renovated by the ex-owners.”40 Bowen St, WindsorKhawaja is currently in Dubai preparing for a Test series in India and no doubt thinking of home.“I miss Brissie a lot,” he said.“I say to Rachel all the time that I’m missing home and want to come back.“Just to walk down to a cafe and hang around with mates.“It’s part of the lifestyle I miss probably the most but it’s just part and parcel of the game, being away.”Glenn Bool, from McGrath Bulimba — Balmoral, is marketing the sale of 40 Bowen St, Windsor.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom property is scheduled to go to auction, on-site, on Saturday, February 25 at 1pm.last_img read more

New York Mets get the home run, but Los Angeles Dodgers get the win

first_img“I worry about us winning games, having good at-bats,” Mattingly said.The Dodgers had enough good at-bats — and good fortune — to beat the Mets 6-2 on Friday at Dodger Stadium. New York made three errors, while the Dodgers collected 11 hits.Only one ball left the park: Dan Haren’s third pitch of the game to Curtis Granderson. That gave the Mets an early 1-0 lead and 95 home runs this season, for those who care.Judging solely by his pitching, Haren (11-10) seemed unflustered by the home run, though he admitted after the game that he was “really mad” at the time. He faced only one batter above the minimum for the remainder of his seven innings on the mound, helped largely by a pair of double plays. The Mets didn’t score again until the ninth inning.“I felt really good coming out of the bullpen today,” Haren said. “My stuff was good. If I could be there for the rest of the year, things will be good.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error In a bipolar season that’s occasionally left the pitcher in deep despair, Haren’s ability to bounce back was crucial. He had allowed six runs in three innings in his previous start against the Brewers, a loss. He’d allowed a total of three runs in two starts before that, both wins. Before that, Haren had lost five in a row.Other than the hanging splitter to Granderson on a 2-0 count, it was hard to fault Haren’s control Friday. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out six. “It was kind of the reverse Kershaw,” Mattingly said. “Give up the run early and then didn’t give up anymore.”Haren also helped himself at the plate — with a little luck.In the fifth inning with the game tied 1-1, Haren came to bat with Justin Turner on third base and Erisbel Arruebarrena on first. Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese (7-9) pounded two fastballs over the middle of the plate as Haren squared to bunt. He missed both.Worse yet, the second missed bunt left Justin Turner hanging between third base and home plate — Mattingly called it a “Tommy squeeze” — and the Mets successfully executed the rundown as Arruebarrena advanced from first to third.Just as he recovered from Granderson’s home run, Haren bounced back from his botched bunt. He coolly took three balls out of the strike zone, then drove a single up the middle to score Arruebarrena. That gave the Dodgers a 2-1 lead and they never trailed again.The Dodgers broke the game open with three runs in the seventh inning, all with two outs. A throwing error by Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores on a routine ground ball by Adrian Gonzalez allowed Dee Gordon to walk home from third base. Right-hander Carlos Torres relieved Niese and promptly allowed a two-run double to Matt Kemp.Eight different players collected hits for the Dodgers (73-57), who maintained a three-and-a-half game lead over the second-place San Francisco Giants in the National League West. Three of the Dodgers’ hits went for extra bases: The doubles by Kemp and Turner, and a triple by Gordon.“We haven’t really done that here in the past, you know, week or two,” Kemp said. “The offense has kind of struggled, but tonight we got some big hits and we got a good game out of Haren, so it was good for us.”The Dodgers have won three out of seven games on this nine-game homestand. They’re a mere 33-31 at Dodger Stadium this season. Home runs, for now and for the foreseeable future, can take a back seat to runs at home.center_img By J.P. @jphoornstra on TwitterThe Dodgers and New York Mets began their weekend series near the bottom of the major leagues in a conspicuous category. Collectively, each team had hit 94 home runs this season. Only four clubs had fewer.Dodgers manager Don Mattingly insists this isn’t an issue. He’s aware that only one player in the National League (Giancarlo Stanton) has hit 30 home runs. So what if the Dodgers’ home run leader, Adrian Gonzalez, only has 17? last_img read more