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Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Seek Blessings from 87-year Old Fan Charulata Patel

Cricketnext Staff |July 4, 2019, 12:14 PM IST
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Seek Blessings from 87-year Old Fan Charulata Patel

India qualified for the World Cup semi-finals for the seventh time in the history of the tournament after they beat neighbours Bangladesh by 28 runs at Edgbaston on Tuesday (July 2), and present to cheer them on was a very special fan named Charulata Patel.

She was seen enthusiastically celebrating all the boundaries and the wickets in the stands and the ICC later shared a small video of her as well.

Understandably she became an instant favourite amongst not only the fans and commentators but also the Indian team.

After the match, Indian captain Virat Kohli went over to meet her and spend a little time with her. Kohli shared the moment on Twitter and wrote, “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, passion takes you leaps & bounds. With her blessings, on to the next one. 🙏🏼😇.”

Man of the match on the day Rohit Sharma also went and met the spirited fan and spent a bit of time with her too.

Charulata Patel will surely remember this interaction with the players of the Indian team, who will also hope to see her in the stands for the future games.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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