As Virat Kohli led the Indian team off the field after capturing a berth in the semi-finals, their authority and passion didn’t seem to sway one bit in bagging the World Cup crown. Amid all this, one can’t deny how the fans have relentlessly backed the Indian team. Among the thousands of fans, an 87-year old Charulata Patel caught the attention of the captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma. The picture of the Indian captain sharing some words and laughter with her has left fans around the world in awe.
At Edgbaston, Birmingham, India overcame a gutsy Bangladesh to register their sixth victory in eight matches by 28 runs. She was passionately cheering for the men in blue while also sporting the tri-nation colour on her cheeks and wearing a scarf.
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While Twitter has always been famous for hilarious memes, it’s another side has also been to seize moments that genuinely reflects the fantastic spirit of the fans. It indeed is encouraging to see the fans who are as eager for the Indian team to succeed as much as the skipper Virat Kohli, who leads by example.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 3, 2019
As much as the picture ceased to leave the fans amazed, the cameraman had also the limelight for bringing the moment into attention. After the game, as she shared some priceless moments with the titans of Indian cricket, she was reported saying “I love this Indian team and all the players are like my kids”.
India has booked their semifinal berth.
Virat Kohli too was pleased with the gesture and hailed the passion of the woman by praising the dedication of the woman and that, love for anything can take you to places. He also spared a moment to thank all the fans for their full support towards the team. Below is the tweet of the Indian skipper.
The foundation for the victory was laid by Rohit Sharma‘s blistering hundred and his mammoth opening stand with KL Rahul of 180. Having sealed their spot in the semi-final alongside Australia, Virat Kohli’s men will travel to Leeds for their last group game against Sri Lanka.
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