new Delhi: The caretaker captain Ajinkya Rahane, after conquering Australia, arrived in India on Thursday along with some other players, the atmosphere resonated with the vocals of ‘Ala Re Aala Ajinkya Ala’.
Team India is strongly welcomed
Some players, including captain Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) and coach Ravi Shastri, reached home on Thursday and were strongly welcomed here. When Rahane reached his residential complex, the traditional dhol was playing and people were singing ‘Ala re ala ajinkya ala’.
Apart from Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane), head coach Ravi Shastri, star batsman Rohit Sharma, fast bowler Shardul Thakur and opener Prithvi Shaw also reached Mumbai while Brisbane Test hero Rishabh Pant reached Delhi.
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Rahane, Shastri, Rohit, Shardul and Shaw were welcomed by Mumbai Cricket Association officials, including Chairman Vijay Patil and top council members Ajinkya Naik, Amit Dani and Umesh Khanvilkar, upon reaching Mumbai. Rahane also cut a cake to celebrate the team’s victory.
After this, when Rahane reached his residential complex in Matunga directly, the residents there had made a lot of preparations for their grand reception.
Flowers showered on Rahane
When Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) reached there, the drums started ringing and the Pushpavarsha started happening. 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 epidemic.
When this batsman reached his residential premises, he was welcomed in the traditional way. Dhol tasha is usually played on the occasion of celebrating an achievement or a joyous occasion.
During this, the wife of Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) and his two-year-old daughter also attended the celebration.
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Despite the injury to many players, India defeated 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.