IPL 2017 title was awarded to the team of Mumbai Indians’ on May 21 when in a tough and dramatic win, the team defeated Rising Pune Supergiant in the final of the IPL season 10.
The match had gotten many to sit on the edge of their seats and watch the dramatic turn of events, but not as much as this elderly woman was seen praying for the team’s win with eyes shut closed and hands folded tightly.
While the “aunty” sent Twitterati into a frenzy with many taking up the pic to make memes,
— Sanyam Jain (@the_sanyamjain) May 21, 2017
— Sidharth Sabat (@pottersid7) May 21, 2017
Aunty Tomorrow is my exams pray for me too pic.twitter.com/6PX97X5HGO
— Professor GyaanCho™ (@theHasnainRaza) May 21, 2017
…the other half of Tweeple went berserk trying to figure out who she was.
— Astik (@bhaveshastik) May 21, 2017
Praying aunty’s prayers answered…MI are the champs of #IPL2017
— Pratik Singh (@pratiksingh197) May 21, 2017
— URVASHI (@hereurvi) May 21, 2017
— Saniya Sayyed (@MI_1045) May 21, 2017
— Aravind (@aravindcherry) May 21, 2017
Her identity was finally revealed by our very own Abhishek Bachchan on May 22, who tweeted that she was none other than Nita Ambani’s mother, Purnima Dalal, who is considered a lucky charm for the team.
@BuzzFeedIndia That is Mrs. Ambani’s mother. Popularly referred to as “nani”. The lucky charm.
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) May 22, 2017
And ain’t he right, she truly seems to the lucky charm for the MI team which has now won its 3rd IPL title in 10 years.