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Twitter hails 87-year-old India fan at World Cup match against Bangladesh

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jul 3, 2019, 4:41 pm IST
Updated : Jul 3, 2019, 4:41 pm IST

It was 87-year-old Charulata Patel, who became an internet sensation after she was spotted cheering for India with tricolour painted on her face.

Charulata Patel with Virat Kohli. (Photo: Virat Kohli/Twitter)
 Charulata Patel with Virat Kohli. (Photo: Virat Kohli/Twitter)

Mumbai: The crowd at the ongoing World Cup has not failed to deliver some epic moments on the television. One such moment was witnessed during the match between India and Bangladesh in Birmingham on Tuesday.

During the India innings, when the batsmen were entertaining the crowd with their stroke-making abilities, one fan was spotted blowing the vuvuzela with so much enthusiasm that it was declared as the best shot of the tournament by commentators Harsha Bhogle and Sourav Ganguly.

 

It was 87-year-old Charulata Patel, who became an internet sensation after she was spotted cheering for the Men in Blue with tricolour painted on her face.
After the match, she also got the opportunity to meet the Indian stars as well.

In an interview with the ICC insider Ridhima Pathak, Patel said: “I am 87 years old. I like cricket because my children used to play in Surrey County. I was born in Tanzania. My parents are from India that’s why I have so much pride for the country. I have been watching cricket since I was 20 years-old. I feel like they [the players] are my kids and that’s why I am supporting them. About all the attention, I am feeling a little shy, must have done some 4-5 interviews now!”

 

Here's how Twitter hailed her after the game:

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