India played its eighth match in ICC World Cup 2019 against Bangladesh on July 2, 2019. While the scoreboard was certainly the highlight, a ‘mystery lady’ stole the show completely.
It was a match where Rohit Sharma became the second batsman to score 4 centuries in a single edition of World Cup. India won by 28 runs after Bangladesh failed to beat the score of 314/9. As a result, India became qualified for semi-finals of the tournament.
However, fans and netizens were more startled when they saw an 87-year-old lady cheering for the team! During India’s innings, the elderly woman was seen blowing a horn to support ‘her kids’! She was quoted saying, “I love this Indian team and all the players are like my kids”.
The name of the lady is Charulata Patel. Her spirit and enthusiasm amazed everyone when they saw the energy with which she was cheering for her country. People also congratulated the cameraman who managed to capture her on screen. And in no time, she became an internet sensation!
Man-of-the-Match Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli went to meet the lady after the match. She can be seen hugging and blessing ‘her sons’ with all her love. Probably this is why we call India a ‘Cricket-crazy’ nation. Because here, everyone Bleeds Blue!