Vastavam web: The vuvuzela-blowing 87-year-old Indian fan, who took the internet by storm during their World Cup clash against Bangladesh, says she has been promised tickets for her favourite team’s remaining matches by none other than captain Virat Kohli. Charulata Patel caught everyone’s attention by blowing a bright yellow vuvuzela and waving the Indian flag everytime a boundary was struck. Her infectious enthusiasm caught the eye of Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma, both of whom greeted her after the match and even touched her feet to seek blessings.
“Virat came to meet me after the match. He touched my feet and I gave him my blessings. I told him to keep up the good work and win the World Cup. I always pray for the Indian team’s success. From the bottom of my heart, I wish the Indian cricket team all the best,” Patel told.
“Virat said he would look forward to see me in the rest of the 2-3 matches but I told him that I do not have the tickets, and then he said, ‘don’t worry about the tickets, I will give it to you’,” revealed the lady, who came here from London to cheer the team. Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra has also offered to “reimburse her ticket cost” if someone helps in indentifying her.