New Delhi, January 16, 2020 : During the ICC World Cup 2019, an 87-year-old cricket fan of the Indian cricket team, Charulata Patel was in the news. On 13 January, 2020, Charulata Patel passed away.
BCCI tweeted today, “#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.”
During the World Cup in England, Charulata reached the stadium and supported Team India. Not only this, from Captain Virat Kohli to Vice-captain Rohit Sharma had also met him and had taken his blessings. After the match between India and Bangladesh in the World Cup, Charulata Patel went viral on social media and everyone was talking about them.
Virat and Rohit were also surprised to see their excitement about cricket. After the match against Bangladesh was over, Virat and Rohit met him and took his blessings. Charulata Patel’s official Instagram account has confirmed her demise.
A post on her Instagram account read, ‘You have to tell all of you with great grief that our grandmother breathed her last on January 13 at 5:30 pm.’
Charulata Patel came to the stadium to support the team in Indian matches at Headingley and Leeds. In the league round match against Sri Lanka, Charulata came for the support of the Indian team, after which Virat had arranged for them the match tickets against Bangladesh. Virat also wrote a special message on his ticket.
Her Instagram profile cricket.daadi posted a message, “It is with a heavy heart that I inform you, our beautiful grandmother took her final breath on 13/01 at 5.30pm. She was such a sweet little lady, it’s true ‘small things come in small packages’ our Dadi was a delight, she was/is truly extraordinary. She was our world. I want to thank you all for making her feel special last year, she loved the attention. A big thank you to @virat.kohli you made her feel extra special, meeting you and @rohitsharma45 was the best day of her life (she told us this on multiple occasions). May Lord Shiva bless her atman always, please all say a prayer.”