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Posted at: Jul 12, 2019, 8:17 AM; last updated: Jul 12, 2019, 8:17 AM (IST)

Hopefully we can adopt 1.5 billion supporters: Williamson

London: “I hope they’re not too angry,” Kane Williamson was his quintessential unassuming self while enquiring about the heartbroken Indian fans, and wished to “adopt” the Men in Blue’s 1.5 billion supporters to back New Zealand in the World Cup final. A scribe told him that he met angry Indian fans outside the stadium after their semifinal loss and Williamson’s reply, filled with warmth, could win hearts instantly. “Yeah, I hope they’re not too angry. Obviously, the passion for the game in India is unrivalled and we are all fortunate to play this sport and have a country like India be right behind it and the support that they have for their home team,” he said. “Hopefully we can adopt 1.5 billion supporters and they’ll be supporting us, what do you reckon,” he politely enquired.

Cricket enthusiast dies watching India’s WC defeat; another attempts 

Khanakul/Bhwanipatna:India’s shock defeat against New Zealand in the World Cup’s semifinal on Wednesday claimed the life of a cricket enthusiast in West Bengal, while another tried to commit suicide in Odisha. — Agencies

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