BCCI condoles Indian superfan Charulata Patel's demise

Shikhar Dhawan Pays Heartfelt Tribute To Team India

Shikhar Dhawan condoled the demise of Team India superfan Charulata Patel

But, Indian captain Virat Kohli moved in with lightning speed and made arrangements for her tickets.

Charulata Patel, the 87-year-old woman, who became an overnight sensation across the country after watching the Indian team play in last year's ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales, passed away on Wednesday.

"BCCI tweeted, "#TeamIndia's Superfan Charulata Patel Ji will always remain in our hearts and her passion for the game will keep motivating us. She became the main attraction during India vs Bangladesh clash at Edgbaston.

The wheelchair-bound Patel came to limelight when she was seen cheering for India by blowing a vuvuzela during a World Cup game against Bangladesh on July 2 previous year in Birmingham.

Her enthusiasm was noticed by commentator Sourav Ganguly and the former Indian captain helped viewers identify the fan. In fact, after the match against Bangladesh ended, both Sharma and Kohli had walked up to her to seek her blessings.

The BCCI paid tribute to Patel through its social media account. In the post, the author confirmed that Charulata Patel passed away on 13th January.

"It is with a heavy heart that I inform you, our lovely grandmother took her final breath on 13/01 at 5.30pm. She loved the attention". 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".

The Indian skipper had even penned down a heartfelt message for her saying, "Dear Charulata Ji, it is so inspiring to see your love and passion for our team and I hope you enjoy the games with your family". "May Lord Shiva bless her atman always, please all say a prayer", the Instagram post read.

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