India will be up against Scotland in their T20 World Cup fixture at the Dubai International Stadium later on November 5. Since the date also happens to be India skipper Virat Kohli’s birthday, Cricket Scotland have wished the batting great on his special day. However, they were quick to remind Kohli of the plans that are already in place against him when they take the field.
They took to social media to share this message for Kohli. “Happy Birthday @imVkohli, hope you aren’t busy later because @markwatt123 has plans for the big day,” they wrote on social media.
Check out their tweet here:
— Cricket Scotland (@CricketScotland) November 5, 2021
Notably, earlier Scotland spinner Mark Watt had stated that he has some plans ready for Virat Kohli ahead of their Super 12 match. He added that Kohli should be worried but refused to give away any details for his plans.
“I’ve got quite a few plans for Virat. I’m going to keep them hush-hush at the moment, but I think he should be worried,” Watt answered in response to a journalist at a press conference.
Watt even said that he was looking forward to competing against top sides like New Zealand and India after the team had secured qualification for the Super 12 round. He stated that they play the game for sterner challenges like these and go shoulder to shoulder with big stars.
“I mean, that’s why you play the game, isn’t it, to play against big stars. You want to challenge yourself with the best, and they certainly are the best in the world. All the guys are just absolutely buzzing to showcase their skills against the whole world. That’s why you want to get into the World Cup is to play against the best teams and the best players in the whole world to challenge yourself,” Watt said as quoted by ICC.
Meanwhile, India will be eying for a big win against Scotland to improve their Net Run Rate so that they still have an outside chance of securing qualification in the semifinal after they lost their first two matches of the Super 12 round against Pakistan and New Zealand.