India has been stealing limelight at the ICC World Cup 2019. However, during the team’s match against Bangladesh, the world’s attention shifted from the world-class players to a fan cheering the Indian team with the tricolor and a bright yellow vuvuzela. It was none other than the 87-year-old super fan of the Men in Blue- Charulata Patel, who was supporting her home team with the zeal of a youngster.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma greeted Patel right after the match; the Indian skipper even received blessings from the 87-year-old fan. Further Kohli even asked Charulata Patel to attend all of India’s matches in the World Cup and promised to arrange tickets for her. After the match, Kohli also took to Twitter and called Patel “one of the most passionate and dedicated fans” he has ever seen.
Also would like to thank all our fans for all the love & support & especially Charulata Patel ji. She's 87 and probably one of the most passionate & dedicated fans I've ever seen. Age is just a number, passion takes you leaps & bounds. With her blessings, on to the next one. 🙏🏼😇 pic.twitter.com/XHII8zw1F2
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 2, 2019
Captain Kohli proved he is a man of his words as Charulata Patel was seen cheering for team India again in their match against Sri Lanka today. Not just that, Kohli, one of the best players in the world currently even had a message for the fan. BCCI tweeted the hand-written letter that the Indian skipper wrote for Patel along with a few pictures of her enjoying the match.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 6, 2019
Meanwhile, India is looking to end the round-robin stage with a win against Sri Lanka. The team is heading to the semi-finals with winning momentum and is likely to face England or New Zealand in the knock-out stages.