India’s glorious journey in the World Cup came to an end on Thursday, but the World Cup itself is far from over. New Zealand take on Australia in the final on Sunday. The Black Caps may have noticed that they’ve gained more than a billion new fans, as Indians around the world cheer the Kiwis. After all, they are the neutral’s favourites. And the defeat at the hands of the Aussies, not to mention the long standing rivalry in recent years, will make sure that every Indian cricket fan will don black for the final.

But New Zealand captain, Brendon McCullum, is leaving nothing to chance. The hard-hitting batsman took the time out to write a heart warming letter, asking for the support of the world’s most passionate cricket fans for this historic final. Here’s the letter:

So I guess that seals the deal. May the best team *cough* New Zealand *cough* win!