An elderly woman was seen cheering for India with great enthusiasm during their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash against Bangladesh at Edgbaston. This cricket fan showed her love and passion for the sport in the final overs of the Indian innings when Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni were batting. She was seen rooting for Pant after the southpaw hit a boundary. Soon after, she grabbed the spotlight and the video of her cheering became viral.
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It was then revealed that the name of this elderly passionate fan is Charulata Patel. In an exclusive interview to Republic TV, the 87-year-old talked about her fondness of the sport.
"I want my Indian Team to win the World Cup and I bless them from the bottom of my heart."
When asked about what inspired her to take a keen interest in the gentlemen's game, Patel said that her two sons used to play County Cricket and they used to take her along with them sometimes.
Patel also said that she is a huge fan of two of India's famous and the most loved cricketers of modern day cricket- Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. She then added that Kohli was her favourite, while MS Dhoni was her second favourite.
While the 87-year-old believes that India will definitely lift the trophy, she predicts an India-Australia final.
When asked whether the cricket lover will be spotted at Lord's to cheer for the Men In Blue during the summit clash, Patel said that she will not be making it to the stadium and instead will be rooting for Virat Kohli & Co. from her big screen at home. Nonetheless, she has mentioned that she will try her level best to make it to the 'Mecca of Cricket' to watch the final.
"I will not be coming here. I will be watching it ( the final) from home on my big screen. I will try my level best to come and watch the final at Lord's."