July 6, 2019 7:31:35 pm
More than Indian players’ performances, it was an elderly Indian fan on the stands who stole the show in the last match against Bangladesh. After the match, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma met Charulata Patel at Edgbaston and the skipper promised to get her tickets for their next match. And as promised, the octogenarian attended India’s match against Sri Lanka in Leeds.
BCCI shared photos of the cricket buff, donning India’s jersey this time along with her tricolour muffler and cool glares, enjoying the game.
“Hello Charulata ji. #TeamIndia captain @imVkohli promised her tickets and our superfan is here with us is in Leeds.😊” the BCCI wrote on Twitter, also sharing a hand-written note singed by Kohli.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 6, 2019
The 87-year-old ardent Indian cricket fan became an instant social media star, inspiring all with her sheer enthusiasm and love for the game. Dressed in a traditional saree, the elderly woman proved that age is just a number when it came to rooting for one’s favourite team.
With the Indian flag painted on her cheeks and cheering with a trumpet at Edgbaston, Patel garnered all the attention during the match. Besides, Kohli business tycoon Anand Mahindra also vowed to get her free tickets.
Fans loved the sweet gesture by the Indian captain and showered him with loads of love and lauded him for keeping his promise. Many were also excited to see the elderly woman wearing the team’s blue jersey to support them and some dubbed her a “lucky charm”.
— Arun Vaidyanathan (@Arunvaid) July 6, 2019
— TMC goon🎭 (@thegirl_youhate) July 6, 2019
W H O L E S O M E https://t.co/CNkTBJ4t4Z
— Proma Sanyal (@promfed) July 6, 2019
— Happy Kaswan (@happykaswan) July 6, 2019
Bas kar bhai Virat. Noble peace prize le ke manega kya ab https://t.co/871gd7LlXr
— Devendra (@deven_zip) July 6, 2019
— Aabir 🇮🇳 (@ImSanam18) July 6, 2019
— Raghav Chaudhry (@RaghavSirJi) July 6, 2019
Winning over fans across generations https://t.co/afbeUjcQPT
— Ankit Mishra (@editedidea) July 6, 2019
Everything is in capital except i 😂
Btw great gesture by our captain 😁❤️ https://t.co/NL5s12w9oK
— Reetika. (@reetikarp) July 6, 2019
Aaj ka match bhi humara hua🇮🇳 https://t.co/UzKAOCY4ND
— Shay (@cricketing_monk) July 6, 2019
— Arpita Raj (@rjarpitaa) July 6, 2019
Bring her for the Semis as well #LuckyCharm
— Contractor Michael (@SarcasmChamp) July 6, 2019
— Ashok Surya (@AshokSuryaG) July 6, 2019
Man with golden heart Hamara cheeku😭❤️
— Rishu-I love team india (@forever_rishu) July 6, 2019
Awww my boy. How sweet of u. U r the best person and a great human being😭🤧❤
— Tanisha💕 Laega to KOHLI hee!!🏆🏆 (@tanishasharma27) July 6, 2019
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