Team Indian returned as undisputed heroes from their recently conducted tour of Australia. The Ajinkya Rahane-led side achieved something which no other team could think of in the past 32 years. The ‘Men in Blue’ dismantled the Australians in their so-called fortress, Gabba. Adding to that, they won the “Border Gavaskar” Test series for the second time in a row. What makes the win more historic is the way the Indians fought with the minimal team options they had. The internet went berserk as the whole of the cricket faculty joined hands to congratulate the Indians, including some of the Pakistani legendary cricketer as well. Indian players received the welcome they deserved when they landed on their home soil.
IND vs AUS: How the players were welcomed home
Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane
Skipper Ajinkya Rahane was handed a grand welcome in his residence at Prabhadevi, Mumbai. Ajinkya Rahane entered on a red-carpet towards his building as Mumbai’s famous lezims were being played in the background. Rahane held his daughter in his hands while walking the red carpet. A kangaroo-shaped cake was presented before the skipper as a celebration of their grand win against the Baggy Greens. However, Rahane refused to cut the cake to avoid hurting anyone’s sentiments. Fans can be seen showering flowers on the 32-year-old in the following video.
— Gav Joshi (@Gampa_cricket) January 21, 2021
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 21, 2021
Indian pacer T Natarajan
Debuatant pacer T Natarajan received a grand welcome in his natives in Chinnappampatti village in Salem. Natarajan played a key role in India’s triumph in the T20I and the “Border Gavaskar” series. Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag took his social media account to share the video of T Natarajan’s heroic welcome after his exploits in Australia. The caption of Sehwag’s post read “This is India. Here cricket is, not just a game. It is so much more. #natarajan getting a grand welcome upon his arrival at his Chinnappampatti village in Salem district. What a story.#cricket #india,”
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This is India. Here cricket is not just a game. It is so much more. Natarajan getting a grand welcome upon his arrival at his Chinnappampatti village in Salem district. What an incredible story.#Cricket pic.twitter.com/hjZ7kReCub
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 21, 2021
Indian youngster Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur received a warm welcome from his family and friends in his hometown Mumbai.
Welcome of Shardul Thakur at his home 💙🏘️🙌🏼
Palghar, Mumbai ✨ pic.twitter.com/ffgwleeePw
— fcbsagarrrr• (@sagarssshinde) January 21, 2021
Keeper Rishabh Pant’s interview after landing in India
Delhi | I am so happy that we retained the trophy. The whole team is very happy with the way we played the series: Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant on his return to India after winning the Border–Gavaskar Trophy in Australia pic.twitter.com/V87RiDt9oE
— ANI (@ANI) January 21, 2021