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After a historic Test series win against Australia Down Under, members of Team India returned home on Thursday and were given a rousing welcome. From chariots to red carpets to dhols, the cricket-crazy nation welcomed its heroes in style. (AP photo)

The team, as is the norm flew back in batches. While Rishabh Pant touched down in Delhi, the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Prithvi Shaw and Ravi Shastri reached Mumba. (TOI photo)

Mohammed Siraj’s 63-day long wait to pay his last respects to his departed father Mohammed Ghouse, finally came to an end. The 26-year-old speedster went straight to the graveyard from the Hyderabad airport. (PTI photo)

Siraj’s father passed away on November 20 due to a lung ailment, but the speedster who was in Australia at that time, decided to stay with the team Down Under and not return home despite being given that option. (TOI photo)

Siraj, finally paid his last respects at his late father’s grave in Khairtabad that brought some closure after a deep personal loss. (AFP photo)

From giant billboards to a chariot, the red carpet was rolled out for the 29 year old. Fans gathered from nearby villages to give Natarajan a royal welcome. (TOI photo)

People from his village of Chinnappampatti in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu had prepared in advance to welcome their local hero. (TOI photo)

A royal ride on a horse-drawn chariot took almost two hours to cover a distance of 2 kilometers as hundreds of excited fans gave Natarajan, who was also the highest wicket taker in the T20 series vs Australia (6), a welcome like never before. (TOI photo)

Natarajan, in Australia, became the first Indian to make his international debut in all the three formats on the same tour. He initially went to Australia as one of four net bowlers. (TOI photo)

Pacer T Natarajan, someone who went from net bowler to strike bowler in Australia was meanwhile welcomed back in a manner he might have never imagined for himself. (TOI photo)

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