Melbourne, March 28: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has written a letter to Indian cricket fans asking their support for his team in the ICC World Cup 2015 final against Australia tomorrow (March 29).
New Zealand, undefeated in the tournament with 8 wins in a row are aiming to win their first World Cup trophy as they face co-hosts Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
The Kiwis defeated South Africa in the semi-final while Australia sent home defending champions India in the other last-four encounter. With India not playing in the title decider, McCullum has urged the country's fans to back his team tomorrow.
In a letter, which was released today by German sportswear brand PUMA, McCullum wants "billion voices" rooting for New Zealand. "To every cricket fan in India," he started the letter. And went on, "I know you understand the hunger for a World Cup."
"And I have already seen a wave of support from you guys towards us. Thank you! We need every bit of it and I request your support towards NZ all the way, through every ball, in the final.
"It's the biggest game of our career and over a billion voices rooting for us will definitely count," McCullum, who is one of the PUMA brand ambassadors, signed off.