Chants of ‘aala re aala Ajinkya aala’ headlined a crimson carpet welcome for Ajinkya Rahane because the stand-in captain, together with coach Ravi Shastri and another members of the workforce, returned to the nation on Thursday after India’s epic triumph in Australia.
The chants (which means right here comes our Ajinkya) have been heard amid the beating of the standard dhol tasha and showering of flower petals at Rahane’s residential advanced.
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Besides Rahane and Shastri, additionally arriving in Mumbai have been star batsman Rohit Sharma, pacer Shardul Thakur and opener Prithvi Shaw, whereas Brisbane Test hero Rishabh Pant landed within the nationwide capital early this morning.
T Natarajan, who was initially picked as a internet bowler however grew to become the primary Indian cricketer to make his worldwide debut throughout all three codecs throughout the identical tour, landed in Bengaluru after which took off for his village in Tamil Nadu’s Salem.
The gamers from Chennai, together with veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, rookie Washington Sundar and bowling coach Bharat Arun are presently in Dubai and are anticipated to succeed in the nation early morning on Friday.
On arrival in Mumbai, Rahane, Shastri, Rohit, Shardul and Shaw have been felicitated by Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officers, together with President Vijay Patil and Apex Council members Ajinkya Naik, Amit Dani and Umesh Khanvilka.
Rahane additionally reduce a cake to have a good time the workforce’s win.
However, extra surprises awaited the reticent batsman after he drove straight to his housing society in suburban Matunga, the place residents had made elaborate preparations to accord their hero a royal welcome.
Rahane was welcomed with the beats of dhol, whereas others showered the cricketer with flower petals.
Rahane was additionally joined by his spouse and two-year-old daughter within the celebration.
Soaking within the carnival-like ambiance, Rahane acknowledged the love and adulation showered on him by the individuals of town, a lot of whom waited for his workforce at the airport sporting masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his society, residents and videographers jostled to seize the moments and the unassuming batsman posed fortunately for them.
Rahane was then greeted in a conventional method as he walked in the direction of the doorway of the constructing.
Dhol tasha is often performed to have a good time particular achievements and through joyous events.
An injury-ravaged India beat Australia by three wickets within the series-deciding fourth Test in Brisbane on Tuesday to clinch the rubber 2-1 and retain the Border Gavaskar Trophy.
Stepping in after the disaster in Adelaide within the absence of Virat Kohli, Rahane led by instance with a traditional century within the second Test at Melbourne, guiding India to a series-levelling victory.
There was no wanting again after that as Rahane impressed a heavily-depleted Indian workforce to an unbelievable sequence triumph towards a full-strength Australian workforce that possessed the world’s greatest bowling assault.
(With inputs from PTI.)