WATCH: Victorious Indian cricket team returns home after Australia series

AUS vs IND series: While India beat Australia 2-1 in the Border-Gavaskar Test series and the T20Is, the host managed to claim the honours in the ODIs.

Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Prithvi Shaw, Ravi Shastri

Ajinkya Rahane and Co. get grand welcome in Mumbai.   -  Special Arrangement

Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Vijay Patil, on Thursday, welcomed members of the Indian cricket team to the city after a successful Tour Down Under.

While India beat Australia 2-1 in the Border-Gavaskar Test series and the T20Is, the host managed to claim the honours in the ODIs.

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Stand-in skipper of the longer format, Ajinkya Rahane was spotted cutting a cake in the presence of head coach Ravi Shastri, vice-captain Rohit Sharma, pacer Shardul Thakur, opener Prithvi Shaw, and other members of the MCA.

A grand surprise also awaited Rahane at his residential complex near Bandra. Flowers were showered upon the 32-year-old cricketer as he entered the gates in the company of his wife Radhika and two-year-old daughter Aarya. Cries of "Aala re aala, Ajinkya aala!" (which roughly translates to "Ajinkya is here"), amid the sound of the Tutari, a traditional Indian trumpet, rent the air.