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World Cup: 'Genuine Cricket Fans Must Be Given A Chance, Not Just Wealthy,' Says New Zealand's Jimmy Neesham Making An Appeal To Indian Fans Ahead Of Finals

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Jimmy Neesham requested the Indian fans to resell their tickets for the World Cup final via 'official platform'
  • Neesham's request comes after India were knocked out of the World Cup by the Kiwis in the semi-finals
  • England and New Zealand lock horns to claim their maiden World Cup trophy on Sunday

New Zealand cricketer Jimmy Neesham popped up in the spotlight on Twitter after he sent out a tweet requesting the Indian fans to resell their tickets via 'official platform' for the World Cup final between England and New Zealand at Lord's in London on 14 July.

The all-rounder took to the social media platform to ask the Indian fans to be 'kind' and sell their tickets if they did not want to attend the finals and further said that even though it is "tempting" to make a "large profit" by selling these tickets, "genuine" cricket fans must be given a chance to see the match and not just the "wealthy." 

Here's the tweet by Neesham:

Neesham's request comes after India were knocked out of the World Cup by the Kiwis in the semi-finals at the Old Trafford, Manchester on July 9, who beat the Men in Blue by 18 runs. Following India's exit, a lot of fans who had purchased match tickets for the finals, hoping to see the Men in Blue play. 

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Netizens, mostly Indian fans, backed the Kiwi all-rounder and assured him that the Indians would be present at Lord's on July 14, cheering for the Black Caps as they take on England in the finals of the ongoing tournament. Read some of the heart-warming replies to the all-rounder's tweet here:

One fan blamed the ICC for opening the ticket sales even before the knockout stage was completed. 

Another fan assured Neesham that the Indian fans would cheer for New Zealand in the finals. 

 One user took to point out the popularity of the Indian fans in the backdrop of international players making such requests to the fans of a team that had been knocked out. 

 Indian fans displayed warm heart-winning attitude as they assured Neesham that the fans of the Men in Blue will back New Zealand in the finals.

A new World champion is expected to be crowned this year as both England and New Zealand lock horns to claim their maiden World Cup trophy. 

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