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Meet Charulatha Patel, an 87-year-old Indian cricket fan

Charulatha Patel, an octogenarian fan stole the limelight with her sheer enthusiasm during India’s World Cup match against Bangladesh.

Charulatha attracted all the cameras as she enthusiastically blew her trumpet, cheering for Kohli and his men from the stands.

Skipper Virat Kohli personally thanked her after the win. Not only Kohli, his deputy and player-of-the-match Rohit Sharma also personally thanked the aged lady and showed his gratitude after India’s win.

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.”


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