Age doesn’t matter for 87-year-old Charulata Patel who grabbed the eyeballs during India and Bangladesh match on July 2nd. Her presence and support for team India left everyone stunned.
Charulata was continuously cheering for team India during boundaries and the wickets which sought the attention of commentators and men-in blue too. Indian skipper Virat Kohli went to meet the elderly superfan to seek her blessings.
Also, Kohli took to Twitter and thanked his elderly fan for her support to team.
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
Even ICC too shared a clip on Charulata on Twitter and captioned, "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."
As of now, team India has qualified for the World Cup semi-finals after defeating Bangladesh by 28 runs on Tuesday.
Therefore, supporters and fans like Charulata are expecting that India will once again repeat the history by lifting the 2019 World Cup trophy.
Charulata has also won the hearts of social media users for her spirit and ofcourse, she has become an inspiration for others. Now, the 87-year-old elderly fan has become a known face for everyone.
Business tycoon Anand Mahindra considered the 87-year-old fan as 'lady luck' for the team. Hence, he has offered to sponsor World Cup tickets for an elderly Indian fan.
Ok, watched the last over & it had all the drama I needed. The best victories are those that make you bite your nails at 1st & then make it look easy in the end. Shabash, India & make sure this match-winning lady is present at the semifinals & finals...give her a free ticket! https://t.co/Smp0MrqCIA— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 2, 2019
In a Twitter thread, when a user asked Mahindra that why don't you sponsor her then he replied, "I promise I will reimburse her ticket costs for the rest of the India matches."
Find out who she is & I promise I will reimburse her ticket costs for the rest of the India matches!😊 https://t.co/dvRHLwtX2b— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 2, 2019
During an interview to ANI, Patel also said that she has been watching Cricket since 1983 World Cup.
#WATCH 87 year old Charulata Patel who was seen cheering for India in the stands during #BANvIND match: India will win the world cup. I pray to Lord Ganesha that India wins. I bless the team always. #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/lo3BtN7NtD— ANI (@ANI) July 2, 2019
She also added that when India lifted the World Cup trophy under the captaincy of Kapil Dev in 1983, she was there.
"India will win the world cup I am sure. I pray to Lord Ganesha that India wins. I bless the team always. When Kapil paaji won the World Cup in 1983, I was there as well," she was quoted as saying by ANI.
Kudos to Charulata and we also want to see this lady luck in other matches of team India...
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