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It’s exciting, not intimidating to play against Indian superstars: Aaron Jones | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Aaron Jones, a batter from the USA, expressed his enthusiasm about facing renowned Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the upcoming T20 World Cup match.
The highly anticipated clash between India and the USA is scheduled to take place in New York on Wednesday in a Group A encounter. The match has garnered significant attention due to the presence of high-profile players on both sides.
So far, both teams have showcased impressive performances, securing two victories each in the tournament.This adds an extra layer of excitement and competitiveness to the already thrilling matchup.
“It is actually exciting, me growing up as a kid, I always wanted to play against the best players in the world. I’m definitely going to get the opportunity to do that now and it’s exciting for me, I don’t want to say intimidating,” Jones said in the pre-match press conference.
“I’m excited to play against them and talk to them. Definitely to beat them as well,” he added.
Jones mentioned that the players of Indian descent in the US team, who had previously played cricket alongside some of the current Indian team members, would be thrilled to reconnect with their former colleagues.
“They’re pretty excited to be honest. This is the first time USA will be playing against India. So many guys in our team are from India they actually played against and with so many guys back in the past, so they definitely (would) be excited to play against some friends for sure,” he said.
Jones expressed his desire for cricket to capture a larger share of the American sports enthusiasts’ attention following the conclusion of this World Cup.
“With cricket being one of the biggest sports in the world, it’s only a matter of time before a majority of people come on board,” he said.
“America is a place where people love sports. Obviously, this World Cup is going to open the eyes of a lot of people and then in a few years, you have cricket in the Olympics — that’s a very big thing as well. I think everything is on the rise right now,” he added.
(With PTI inputs)

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