T20 World Cup 2024: WATCH- ‘Can’t wait to feel atmosphere here’- Rohit Sharma excited to play in New York

India will begin their T20 WC campaign on June 5 against Ireland.

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India captain Rohit Sharma shared his excitement about playing in New York for the first time as the Men in Blue prepare for the T20 World Cup 2024. India will play a warmup game on June 1 against Bangladesh at the Nassau County Cricket Ground in New York.

India will begin their T20 World Cup on June 5 against Ireland and will then clash with Pakistan on June 9. They are placed in Group A with Pakistan, Ireland, USA and Canada.

Rohit Sharma was seen observing the newly built Nassau County International Cricket Stadium where the Men in Blue will begin their quest for silverware. Decked in full India kit, he praised the venue as he looked around the stands and commended the efforts of those who helped put together the project.

It looks beautiful. It’s quite an open ground. When we come here and play our first game, I just can’t wait to feel the atmosphere in the stadium. We’re looking to understand the conditions more importantly (before the tournament proper) as we haven’t been here before,” Rohit said in a video shared by ICC.

He added, “(We will) try and make the most of the conditions, get used to what it’s going to be like on June 5 when we play our first game. It’s just about getting into that rhythm of getting the feel of the ground, pitch and stuff like that. People in New York will be very interested in coming and watching the World Cup, with the World Cup happening for the first time here.”

I’m pretty sure all the fans across the various teams are quite excited and looking forward to this tournament. And also as players can’t wait to get started,” he concluded.

Here is the video:


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By Jatin Sharma - 31 May, 2024

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