An 87-year-old Indian cricket fan, Charulata Patel was seen cheering her team at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham on Tuesday. The lady was seen rooting for India from the stands and her photos instantly went viral on social media websites. Following that, in a great gesture, captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli, got her on the field and met with her. The Indian batting sensation posted photos with the super fan on his Instagram account.
Now, Bollywood celebs have reacted to his post. From Kohli’s wife and Bollywood diva Anushka Sharma, Gully Boy star Ranveer Singh, actress Diana Penty and Esha Gupta everyone folded their hands in respect of this enthusiastic fan, who despite being 87, found the energy to not only turn up for the match, but also stand for the most part and root for the Men in Blue, even when things looked tough. Now, that a real and passionate fan for you.
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Also would like to thank all our fans for all the love and support and especially Charulata Patel ji. She's 87 and probably one of the most passionate and dedicated fans I've ever seen. Age is just a number, passion takes you leaps and bounds. There was only love and blessings for the whole team in her eyes. What an inspiration. With her blessings, on to the next one. 🙏🏼😇🙏😇
“Also would like to thank all our fans for all the love & support & especially Charulata Patelji. 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.” – Virat wrote for the 87-year-old Charulata Patel ji, India cricket team’s superfan.
India took on Bangladesh in yesterday’s ICC World Cup 2019 matched and defeated their neighbors by 28 runs. The Indian team scored a total of 314 for the loss of 9 wickets in their 50 overs. In reply, Bangladesh was all out for a total of 286 runs in 48 overs. Star Indian opening batsman, Rohit Sharma was named Man of the Match for his blazing 104 runs in just 92 balls. The batter hit 7 boundaries and 5 sixes.
With this win, India has now secured a total of 6 wins out of the 8 matches. For those not following the ICC World Cup 2019, India has only lost to England and their match against was called off due to rain and the points were shared. The Men in Blue are right now, rank 2 on the table with 13 points on the board and just one point behind the leaders – Australia.