Cricket World Cup 2019: 87-year-old Indian fan steals the limelight at Edgbaston
Charulatha Patel (left) with Virat Kohli (AFP Photo)

An octogenarian fan stole the limelight with her sheer enthusiasm during India‘s World Cup match against Bangladesh on Tuesday, prompting skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma meeting her after the 28-run win which sealed their semi-final berth.

Charulatha Patel, 87, attracted all the cameras as she enthusiastically blew her trumpet, cheering for Kohli and his men from the stands.

Wearing a tricolour scarf and with a bright yellow vuvuzela and the national flag in hand, Charulatha was spotted celebrating every moment of India’s win.

Kohli later took to twitter to show his gratitude for Charulatha and other Indian fans.

“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,” the India skipper tweeted.