There is so much beauty within the world of cricket, not just on the field too; there’s a transcending unison and also a sense of belonging – it’s like you’re a part of something truly magnificent. Sweet, tender moments on and off the pitch live on, and a beautiful little interaction in last night’s match between Bangladesh and India has captured the internet.
India beat Bangladesh by 28 runs in a tantalizing match that had everyone on the edge of their seats.
Virat Kohli led his team soaring into the World Cup semi-finals and celebrated their win with a very special fan.
As the players retired from the field, Virat Kohli along with Rohit Sharma went straight to meet 87-year-old Charulata Patel, an Indian cricket fan who had already garnered virality online for her zesty support of the team from the stands.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 2, 2019
Virat later tweeted about his meeting with Charulata, saying that “age is just a number” and that “passion takes you leaps & bounds.”
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. 🙏🏼😇 pic.twitter.com/XHII8zw1F2
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 2, 2019
Twitter did it’s thing and poured out admiration and love for the touching meeting.
Her blessings ❤️
— Ramesh Rapolu (@InsideRam1) July 2, 2019
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) July 3, 2019
— Pardeep Parihar (@PardeepParihar) July 3, 2019
Former England captain Michael Vaughan even called Charulata’s support for the Indian cricket team as “the picture of the World Cup.”
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 2, 2019
— A💔💔 (@Ananya888) July 3, 2019
— King kohli⚔️ (@Kingkalyann) July 2, 2019
— V I P E R™ (@TheViper_OffI) July 2, 2019
— Bigil🥳 ᴺᴷ (@chumatwitz) July 2, 2019
— بازلہ🌼 (@imbazilah_) July 2, 2019
It’s moments like these that make everything count.