A Majestic welcome to India team

March 7th, 2008 Comments Off on A Majestic welcome to India team Posted in Cricket News

After 2 and half months tour at Australia, Indian one-day team returned from the CB series to a stirring reception at the Delhi airport. A hundreds of fans greeted them there and also Indian board and the Delhi and District Cricket Association. 

The team actually reached Mumbai in the morning and took a chartered flight to Delhi for a function at Feroz Shah Kotla. Mahendra Singh Dhoni admired his side, which became the first Indian team to win a triangular one-day series in Australia. Dhoni said “The conduct of my team on and off the field is responsible for our victory.”

The little master Sachin Tendulkar, who played match-winning knocks in both the finals, told news channel CNN-IBN that the team hadn’t been diverted by the debates – which originated in the Sydney Test – during the tour. "Plenty of things happened on the field, but we were focused on the cricket."

Rohit Sharma, who made a vital 66 in the first final, said "We tried to enjoy our cricket as much as possible". "All the controversies motivated us."

A reward of Rs 10 crore (US$2.5 million) had already been announced for the team.