fter India's win, captain Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma greeted a 87 year old fan named Charulata Patel.
The wheelchair-bound Charulata Patel caught everyone's attention by blowing a bright yellow vuvuzela and waving the Indian flag every time a boundary was struck. Her infectious enthusiasm caught the eye of Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma, both of whom greeted her after match and even touched her feet to seek blessings.
Charulatha said she was there in the stadium when India lifted its first World Cup, back in 1983, under captain Kapil Dev.“I had been there when they won the World Cup,” she said. “When I pray, it comes true and I am saying India is going to win the Cup, definitely.”
Kohili tweeted his photos with Patel after the match,
'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 fan i've ever seen. Age is just a number, passion takes you leaps and bounds. With her blessings, on to the next one.'
The official Twitter handle of the Cricket World Cup also tweeted a vide and called the 87 year old a 'special fan'