Yesterday, it was not Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma or MS Dhoni or Shakib Ali Hasan who stole the limelight, it was an elderly 87-year-old fan Charulata Patel at the stadium Edgbaston, Birmingham who did. Cricket is not a game for Indians, it is a religion and this passionate fan has proved.
On Tuesday, during the India vs Bangladesh match, the cameras spotted the 87-year-old Charulata Patel who enthusiastically blew her trumpet, cheering for Team India from the stands. The photo immediately took the internet by storm as people in various social media started praising her for her passion towards Cricket.
Biggest fan in the stadium today, Respect#INDvsBAN #IndvBang #TeamIndia #RohitSharma #rohit pic.twitter.com/8MUlMVszzN
— Praneet Samaiya (@praneetsamaiya) July 2, 2019
After the match, the broadcaster asked Charulata Patel what inspired her to watch Cricket? She told that her two sons were used to play County Cricket and they take her along with them sometimes.
Charulata Patel told that she is a big fan of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. She believes that she has faith that India will definitely lift the trophy. Charulata predicted as an India-Australia will clash in the finals. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma personally met her after the match and thanked the aged lady and showed their gratitude after India’s win.
Charlulata Patel was wearing a tri-color scarf with the national flag in hand, shows her passion for the game of Cricket.
How amazing is this?!
India's top-order superstars @imVkohli and @ImRo45 each shared a special moment with one of the India fans at Edgbaston.#CWC19 | #BANvIND pic.twitter.com/3EjpQBdXnX
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019
Later, Virat Kohli also shared the moments with her on twitter.
Michael Vaughan took to social media and called the Picture of the World Cup.
Love this … No idea how old this lady is but it’s the picture of the World Cup for me … #CWC19 https://t.co/EK6Vo2sT2p
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 2, 2019
VVS Laxman also shared her picture at his Instagram and honors her passion.
When asked whether Charulata Patel will be there at Lord’s at finals to cheer for the Indian team, she said that she will not be making it to the stadium. But will definitely try to make it to Lords to watch the final. Well, we will love to see her in the stadium more. Thank you, Charulata Patel, for showing the World to live life to the fullest and age is just a number. After India won yesterday, they are the second team to reach semi-finals after Australia with one league match to go in the World Cup against Sri Lanka at Leeds. All the best to the Indian team and Charulata Patel.
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