Team India’s “super fan”, Charulata Patel, dies. BCCI expresses its condolences
The wheelchair-bound patel caused a sensation when it celebrated its way to India on 2 July last year in Birmingham during a World Cup match against Bangladesh.
New Delhi: Charulata Patel, the eighty-year-old “super fan” of the Indian cricket team, whose exuberant support prompted skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma to look for their blessings during the World Cup in England, has died of age-related ailments. She became very popular when she hit the television screens. She watched many WC matches live in play grounds in England with her family and cheered Team India.
The 87-year-old Patel passed away on Monday, according to a post on her official Instagram page “Cricket Daadi”.
“With a heavy heart, I tell you that our beautiful grandmother took her last breath on January 13th at 5:30 pm,” it said in the post.
“She was such a cute little lady, it is true that little things come in small packages. Our dad was a pleasure, it was / is really exceptional. It was our world. I want to thank you all for making you feel special last year. She loved attention. “
The BCCI went on Twitter to express condolences.
“# TeamIndia’s superfan Charulata Patel ji will always remain in our hearts and her passion for the game will continue to motivate us. May her soul rest in peace,” she wrote.
The wheelchair-bound Patel caused a sensation when she blew a vuvuzela during a World Cup game against Bangladesh on July 2 last year in Birmingham to cheer India.
Virat kohli and Rohit sharma took her blessings.
Their enthusiasm prompted Kohli and Sharma to personally thank Patel. They showed their gratitude by seeking their blessings after India’s victory.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has also posted a message on its official Twitter page to condolve her death.
“R.I. P. Charulata Patel ji, the 87-year-old super fan who cheered India on # CWC19PTI,” said the World Association.