T20 World Cup 2024: “I never thought we would play cricket…” – Virat Kohli’s massive statement on playing in USA

Virat Kohli

India batsman Virat Kohli spoke about playing cricket in the United States of America (USA) during the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. He admitted that he never thought of playing in the country and hoped that he would grow up there and people would take awareness of it. he.

The United States of America is set to co-host one of the biggest cricket events in the world. The T20 World Cup will be played there together with the Caribbean from June 1 to 30 and up to 20 teams will participate.

In the 2024 T20 World Cup, a total of 55 matches will be played, of which 16 will be played in the United States of America. New York, Florida and Texas will be three cities where the tournament will be played and it is a great step by the ICC to promote cricket there.

Cricket has not been very popular in America. But since the last few years, the ICC has been harvesting seeds in the country. Apart from this franchise, cricket is also taking a big step as Major League Cricket has gotten a great response from the country.

Now that the T20 World Cup is all set to take place there, the cricket is likely to attract huge spectators. Global icons like Virat Kohli will also play and it is fair to say that it will create a big difference as the batsman has a huge fan following across the world.

Virat Kohli is one of the most popular athletes in the world and it is fair to say that even ICC is using his name as a brand to promote the event in the United States. The T20 World Cup 2024 is also sold out which will be a big boost for the teams.

I never thought we would play cricket in any form in America – Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli spoke about playing in the United States and said that the sport is growing in the right direction and he hopes the impact lasts for a long time. He also hoped that people from his region would promote cricket in America. He added that the country has great potential. Speaking about the same, he added:

“Honestly, I never thought we would play cricket in any form in America. But now it is a reality. And that speaks to the growing impact of sport in the world and the United States is more than willing to accept the change and be probably the first on a global scale to accept it along with the World Cup, which I think it is. a great start.

“It’s the ideal way to start. So I think it’s going to have a big impact and start kind of a domino effect and I hope it continues for a long period of time. And we have enough people from our regions to keep the game alive in the United States and make others more aware of what it’s like to play and watch cricket.

“And I think he also has great potential with the MLC. You know there are cricket franchises happening there. So I think we are moving in the right direction.”

Virat Kohli will be eager to make an impact in the T20 World Cup 2024. The batsman has been the backbone of the Indian team in events like World Cups and would be eager to lead his team to glory, win the title and leave a impact on a country. , where cricket is not popular.