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World Cup 2019: 'Find Out Who She Is & I Promise I Will...,' Says Anand Mahindra For The 87-year-old 'most Passionate' Fan

Written By Chetna Kapoor | Mumbai | Published:

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  • 87-year old 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.
  • Anand Mahindra makes a promise on Twitter and calls the lady 'match winner'. Read details -
  • Kohli went over to meet his most passionate cheerleader on the field and sought her blessings for the next game.

India skipper Virat Kohli could not resist himself from meeting Charulata Patel, an 87-year-old Indian fan, and called her one of the most passionate and dedicated fans he has ever seen.

The 87-year old caught everyone's eyes when she was seen ardently cheering for the Indian team when the team was batting against Bangladesh during their World Cup on Tuesday. 

Business tycoon too couldn't resist and switched on his television to watch the lady. He tweeted: "As per my tradition, I wasn’t watching the match But I’m going to switch it on now just to see this lady...She looks like a match winner...."

And then he wrote: "Ok, watched the last over & it had all the drama I needed. The best victories are those that make you bite your nails at 1st & then make it look easy in the end. Shabash, India & make sure this match-winning lady is present at the semifinals & finals...give her a free ticket!"

To this, a fan commented and asked Mahindra to sponsor the lady. And Anand Mahindra replied by saying: "Find out who she is & I promise I will reimburse her ticket costs for the rest of the India matches!"

Virat Kohli met Patel after the match and shared a picture with the fan on his Twitter.

"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, the passion takes you leaps & bounds. With her blessings, on to the next one," Kohli tweeted.

India went on to win the match as they defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs. 

With the victory, India have sealed their semi-final spot as they have now 13 points and consolidated their second position on the points table.

India will now compete against Sri Lanka on July 6. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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