On Tuesday, India defeated Bangladesh to qualify for the semi-final, thanks to Rohit Sharma’s ton and his opening partner’s 77 runs, followed by Pant’s 48. Indian bowlers then went on to pick wickets at the regular intervals to win the match. Though India won the match, the thunder was stolen from them by an octogenarian fan. During the match, the cameramen were able to capture an 87-year-old enthusiastic fan, who soon became the talk of Social Media.
Charulatha Patel then soon became the media sensation and was interviewed by many. Right after the end of the match, Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma went on to meet her and sought blessings from her. During the interview, “I had been there when they won the World Cup,” she said. “When I pray, it comes true and I am saying India is going to win the Cup, definitely.”