Virat Kohli after India vs Bangladesh match in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 met his 87-year-old fan named Charulata Patel, on Tuesday. India defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs at Edgbaston, in Birmingham and qualified for semi-finals. After the match, Virat Kohli along with the Vice-captain Rohit Sharma went to meet Charulata Patel and sought her blessings for the upcoming matches. Charulata Patel told the media persons that she has been watching the cricket for decades and is praying for the team’s success in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England & Wales.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 2, 2019
Charulata Patel claimed she was there in 1983 when Kapil Dev-led Team India created history and lifted the first ever Cricket World Cup. Charulata Patel attracted everyone after she was captured in a camera during India vs Bangladesh match.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 3, 2019
The cameraman captured Charulata Patel following the boundary by Rishabh Pant. The Indian Cricket Team fans took no time to hail Charulata Patel, 87-year-old cricket fan. Virat Kohli after winning the match against Bangladesh went to see Charulata Patel.
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
Virat Kohli shared the picture, said and I quote, “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, the passion takes you leaps & bounds. With her blessings, on to the next one.” Virat Kohli and troops are going to face Sri Lanka in their last match of the group stage in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.