Team India's superfan – Charulata Patel, who was seen during the World Cup 2019 rooting for the Men in Blue has been passed away. The Indian Cricket Board – BCCI shared the news via Twitter. “#TeamIndia's Superfan Charulata Patel Ji will always remain in our hearts and her passion for the game will keep motivating us. May her soul rest in peace,” The BCCI tweeted.
The 87-year-old Charulata Patel Ji was seen in England during the ICC World Cup 2019 supporting and rooting for Team India during the India vs Bangladesh game. She then met Indian captain Virat Kohli after the fixture in the marquee event.
Indian Skipper Virat Kohli also penned down a heart-warming message for Charulata Patel Ji after meeting her.
“Dear Charulata Ji, it is so inspiring to see your love and passion for our team and I hope you enjoy the games with your family,” Kohli wrote to Charulata Patel.
The Indian captain took to Twitter to call her one of the most “passionate and dedicated fans”, and Indian fans simultaneously gave her a tag of a superfan.
“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 had tweeted.
Speaking to ANI, Patel Ji told that she has been following Indian Cricket Team and watching cricket for many decades. To everyone's surprise, she also revealed that she was present there at the lords in 1983 when India lifted the World Cup trophy for the first time under the captaincy of Kapil Dev.