Brendon McCullum's cheeky letter asks bosses to excuse New Zealand fans from work
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, through an audacious letter on Thursday, asked bosses to excuse Kiwi cricket fans from work so that they could come and support the team during the ongoing 7th One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka.
"They may not be at the office but rest assured they'll be putting in the hard yards at Westpac Stadium, helping us get over the line against Sri Lanka,” the letter read.
"Come down and support us yourself. We've got a seat with your name on it and a flag that won't wave itself."
New Zealand have already clinched the series 4-1 after impressive displays from a number of players throughout the series, which bodes well ahead of the all-important World Cup starting next month. Considering the fact that they are co-hosts and have been playing an attractive brand of cricket over the past few months, many distinguished former cricketers have been predicting New Zealand to reach the finals of the tournament and the support of the home fans will only make them stronger.
In the ongoing ODI, New Zealand have been set a target of 288 after Sri Lanka posted 287 for 6 from their 50 overs, courtesy a fabulous hundred by Kumar Sangakkara.