Dhaka, March 22: The Bangladesh cricket team returned home from Australia on Sunday evening after having reached the quarter-final of the World Cup, and were warmly received by adoring fans.
Hundreds of cricket fans waving the Bangladesh national flag and colourful banners and festoons saluted the Tigers - as the team is popularly called - at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Sunday evening.
Slogans of "Shabash Bangladesh, Shabash tigers" (Bravo Bangladesh, Bravo Tigers) rent the air, according to prothom-alo.com.
Addressing the media at the airport, skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza hoped the Bangladesh team would go a long way in future.
Moved by the affection showered by the fans, Mashrafe said it was a "really different" feeling.
"We really can understand the love of the people. Their love for cricket has taken the game to a different level. Whatever we did, we did for the people of the country."