Ajinkya Rahane led India to a series win in Australia after Virat Kohli returned back to India due to the birth of his first child. Rahane led India to two wins in the final three Test matches and win the series 2-1 and retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy. On Thursday, he returned along with other members of the Indian cricket team who were on that tour. Rahane along with coach Ravi Shastri, Rohit Sharma and Prithvi Shaw reached Mumbai on Thursday.
Upon reaching Mumbai, Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane was given a grand welcome at his home. A group of mediaperson along with family members were waiting in front of the main gate area of his house awaiting Rahane’s arrival. They blew the bugle as soon as the Indian skipper reached his house while people were cheering for him in Marathi. Rahane along with his wife Radhika and daughter thanked the gathering fo their support. Chants of ‘aala re aala Ajinkya aala’ started reverberating in no time.
Ajinkya Rahane Receives a Grand Welcome At His Residential Complex
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The chants (meaning here comes our Ajinkya) were heard amid the beating of the traditional dhol tasha and showering of flower petals at Rahane’s residential complex. In his society, residents and videographers jostled to capture the moments and the unassuming batsman posed happily for them.
Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane with other Mumbai players Rohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Shardul Thakur along with coach Ravi Shastri were felicitated by Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials, including President Vijay Patil and Apex Council members Ajinkya Naik, Amit Dani and Umesh Khanvilka.
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An injury-ravaged India beat Australia by three wickets in the series-deciding fourth Test in Brisbane on Tuesday to clinch the rubber 2-1 and retain the Border Gavaskar Trophy.
Ajinkya Rahane scored a match-winning century in Melbourne which worked as a catalyst for the other batsmen in the team. Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill and Rishabh Pant all came up with important contributions as the Indian team humbled the Aussies yet again in their own backyard.