Al-Amerat: Rebecca Downie, a 12 year old girl who hails from Haddington, has done what most of us, would not even dream of. The kit worn by the Scotland men’s cricket team at the ongoing World Cup in the UAE, is designed by Downie, yes you heard it right.
Cricket Scotland on Tuesday revealed that their kit for the T20 World Cup 2021 and took to social media to pay gratitude to the little girl for her efforts in making the jersey while displaying images of her wearing the kit and supporting the team during their first match against Bangladesh.
“Scotland’s kit designer.12 year-old Rebecca Downie from Haddington. She was following our first game on TV, proudly sporting the shirt she designed herself. Thank you again Rebecca!,” wrote Cricket Scotland on Twitter.
As per reports, Cricket Scotland has selected Rebecca Downie’s design earlier in October when she won a competition and had informed her that Kyle Coetzer & Co will be wearing her designs in the T20 World Cup 2021. The new design was selected unanimously from entries of over 200 school children. The design is based on the colour of ‘the thistle’, which is Scotland’s national emblem.
Downie presented the team with the new kit before they left for the Oman earlier this month. Rebecca and her family were also invited as special guests to Grange Club in Edinburg for a T20I between Scotland and Zimbabwe, where she met all the players.
“I was so excited when I heard I had won the competition, I couldn’t believe it. I was so happy to see the shirt in real life, it looks brilliant! It was amazing to meet the team and watch them play against Zimbabwe. I will be wearing my shirt and cheering them on in every game in the World Cup,” she was quoted saying to Cricket and More.
Scotland will take on Oman in Muscat tomorrow to seal a place in the Super 12. While a win will seal the top spot for them, they are likely to qualify even if they lose unless they are defeated by a big margin.