India have found themselves in a must-win situation ahead of the New Zealand clash and a loss may have ended their campaign for good. However, that hasn't changed the fact that every single game will a special occasion for many fans around the world and especially, Scotland and Namibia, who are placed in the same group as India. Scotland skipper Kyle Coetzer asserted that standing next to Virat Kohli at the toss will be an incredibly special feeling for the side and the India game will be the biggest occasion for them as a unit.
“That game is going to be the biggest (for us at the T20 World Cup), if not the biggest that Scotland has ever played. Standing next to Virat at the toss will be a special occasion to anyone, not just myself. He is an idol of the game, a stylish man the way he scores his runs,” Coetzer was quoted as saying by Indian Express.
“I was fortune enough to bump into him in the lift earlier today. I have had occasions in the past to spend some time with him and have a chat. But Virat Kohli is someone I haven’t had any opportunity to have a conversation with. Look, we want to play hard, trying to push India as hard as we possibly can on the day. But we have to be realistic.”
Even though Scotland have taken a giant stride as far as full membership is concerned, they still are a semi-professional unit. Coetzer does a couple of part-time jobs to fulfill his commitment - something he feels will change with extra funding.
“I’m one of those with a contract, but I have to do two other jobs. All my jobs are involved in cricket, coaching at Durham and also various minor counties, and I run a local club as well. What I tell you, we need to find more money for the guys to be solely focused on cricket. It’s so important for us (Scotland cricket) is to find extra funding. We need to find some sponsors. ” Coetzer added.