CAB President Snehasish Ganguly have come up with a special celebration plan for Virat Kohli’s birthday on November 5.
New Delhi: Rohit Sharma-led Team India will take on Temba Bavuma’s South Africa in their ODI World Cup 2023 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, on November 5. Both the Men in Blue and Proteas are currently on the top of the points table. The clash between both teams will fall on the same day as Virat Kohli’s birthday and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) have come up with a special plan for celebrating it.
CAB will be distributing Virat’s face masks among the audience present to witness the clash. CAB have also arranged a special cake cutting program for Kohli prior to the proceedings of the match against Proteas.
“We hope to get an approval from the ICC on this. We want to make the day special for Virat,” CAB president Snehasish Ganguly told reporters.
“We want every fan in the stadium wearing Kohli masks as he walks in. We plan to distribute about 70,000 masks on that day.”
After six rounds of the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, India and South Africa have emerged as the best teams by occupying the first two spots on the points table and are comfortably poised to enter the semifinals.
Hosts India have been unbeaten in the competition through their dominating all-round performances while South Africa, barring the loss to Netherlands, have been at their absolute best with bat and ball.
When India take on South Africa at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on November 5, one can expect fireworks from both teams in what is expected to be a blockbuster clash.
Ahead of the big clash against Proteas, the Indian cricket team will take on Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, on November 2. The iconic IND vs SL in the 2011 World Cup final happened at the same venue. This makes this upcoming clash more iconic.