RIP! Team India’s 87 year old superfan Charulata Patel passes away

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Charulata Patel who is regarded as the superfan of the Indian cricket team passed away on January 13. She was 87.

Charulata Patel passes away

Her official Instagram page goes by the name ‘Cricket Daadi’ confirmed the news of her demise in a post.

“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,” the post read.

 Charulata Patel passes away

The BCCI also paid tribute to the superfan on social media. “#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,” the BCCI posted.

She garnered overnight attention across the country after watching the Indian team play in last year’s World Cup. She went to the stadium to see Team India’s match against Bangladesh.

Not only the fans but cricketers Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were also stunned by her enthusiasm. In fact, after the match against Bangladesh ended, both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli had walked up to her to seek her blessings.

May her soul rest in peace!