Leeds: A fan who became an internet sensation during India’s ICC World Cup 2019 match against Bangladesh on July 2, has now received a letter from captain Virat Kohli as she watched the ‘men in blue’ play Sri Lanka at Headingley on Saturday (July 6).

The 87-year-old Charulata Patel won millions of hearts when she was spotted at Edgbaston in Birmingham cheering the Indian team against Bangladesh. India defeated their neighbours by 28 runs to book a spot in the semi-final.

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After the match, Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma met Charulata at the stadium and sought her blessings. Kohli had promised to giver her tickets for the remaining Indian matches and he fulfilled the same.

Today, as India were playing Sri Lanka in their final league match at the World Cup 2019, the official Twitter handle of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted a picture of Charulata watching the match with her granddaughter and also the letter written to her by Kohli.

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"Dear Charulataji, It is so inspiring to see your love and passion for our team and I hope you enjoy the games with your family. Lots of love and regards. Virat," Kohli wrote.

"I like cricket because my children used to play at Surrey county. I was not born in India. I was born in Tanzania. But my parents are from India. I am proud for my country. From 20 years, after I retired, I started to watch cricket. I am very happy. So far I have given maybe four to five interviews (today)," she had told the International Cricket Council's (ICCI) digital team on July 2 at Edgbaston.

Kohli had tweeted, “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.”