New Delhi: Acting captain Ajinkya Rahane, after conquering Australia, arrived in India on Thursday with a few other players, the mood resonated with the voices of ‘Ala Re Aala Ajinkya Ala’.
Team India is warmly welcomed
Some players including captain Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) and coach Ravi Shastri returned home on Thursday and were made very welcome here. When Rahane reached his residential complex, the traditional dhol was playing and people were chanting “Ala re ala ajinkya ala”.
Besides Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane), head coach Ravi Shastri, star drummer Rohit Sharma, fast pitcher Shardul Thakur and opener Prithvi Shaw also reached Mumbai while Brisbane Test hero Rishabh Pant reached Delhi.
Team India to a historic triumph in Australia, interim skipper Ajinkya Rahane was enthusiastically received at his residence in Mumbai. #AjinkyaRahane #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/Dg7NaAN8nz
– HIMANSHU BHAKUNI (@ himmi100) January 21, 2021
Rahane, Shastri, Rohit, Shardul and Shaw were greeted by officials of the Mumbai Cricket Association upon their arrival in Mumbai, including President Vijay Patil and Board members Ajinkya Naik, Amit Dani and Umesh Khanvilkar. Rahane also cut a cake to celebrate the team’s victory.
After that, when Rahane arrived directly at his residential complex in Matunga, the locals had made a lot of preparations for their big reception.
Flowers are raining on Rahane
When Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) got there the drums started to sound and Pushpavarsha started to perform. Rahane was also delighted to see this love of the people. Some of them were waiting for the team at the airport wearing masks despite the Kovid-19 outbreak.
When this drummer arrived in his living quarters, he was greeted in the traditional way. Dhol tasha is usually played on the occasion of celebrating an achievement or a joyous occasion.
Meanwhile, Rahane’s wife (Ajinkya Rahane) and two-year-old daughter also attended the celebration.
After the historic victory in Australia, @ ajinkyarahane88 is welcomed to his company in Prabhadevi … # AjinkyaRahane #BorderGavaskarTrophy #GabbaTest #testmatch #IndiavsAustralia #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/h7a0oEm4iu
– Autonomous Diya Jain (@Diya_Hindustani) January 21, 2021
Despite injuries to many players, India beat Australia by three wickets in the fourth and final test match in Brisbane to win the Series 2-1 and thus retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.