RANCHI, Mar 7: India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni returned home here to a rousing welcome after winning the cricket tri-series in Australia.
Sporting a black top and jeans, Dhoni waved to his fans at the Birsa Munda airport, where he was greeted with tribal songs and dances amid Z-grade security.
"We are happy that Dhoni is back among us after a long tour. He will have his favourite home-made dishes, particularly milk items he is fond of," Dhoni's cousin Prem Chandra said.
Sports Minister Bandhu Tirkey said "we will honour Dhoni on March 16, the last day of a tribal festival at the historic Mohrabadi Ground. The government, however, has not yet decided on what gift Dhoni should be given."