Meet Charulata Patel, the 87-Year-Old Cricket Fan, Who Steadily Seen Cheering for India at EdgbastonCricket

July 03, 2019 06:58
Meet Charulata Patel, the 87-Year-Old Cricket Fan, Who Steadily Seen Cheering for India at Edgbaston

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Age is just a number! And, this 87-year-old cricket fan left the nation in awe with her steady energy in supporting Indian team until the end of the match at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Tuesday.

As the Indian players left the field after the win against Bangladesh, captain Virat Kohli and man-of-the-match Rohit Sharma headed straight to Charulata Patel, who had earlier caught the eye of cricket fans for her support of the Indian team.

Throughout the game, the television cameras kept panning to the senior fan as she was seen sky-high cheering on the Indian team and even blowing a trumpet. Her enthusiasm was noticed by commentator Sourav Ganguly and the former Indian captain helped viewers identify the fan.

"When Kapil paaji won the World Cup in 1983, I was there as well. Whenever Indian cricketers come over (to England) to play, I pray for them. I am a big belief in Lord Ganesh and I have full faith that India will win. I bless the players, I hope they take care, do well and give us a chance to win," she told ANI.

Virat Kohli took to Twitter to acknowledge the 87-year-old fan: "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," he said.

Man of the match on the day Rohit Sharma also went and met the spirited fan and spent a bit of time with her too.

By Sowmya Sangam

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