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BCCI Welcomes National Hero Abhinandan With IAF Pilot's Name Engraved Team India Jersey

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| March 2 , 2019 , 16:12 IST

As the country rejoiced and celebrated the return of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he crossed over the Indian border at 9.17 pm on Friday, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and sports fraternity flooded Twitter with welcome messages for India's hero.

Minutes after Abhinandan crossed the border and was received by Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Army, the BCCI posted a special message for him on their official Twitter handle with has the name of the IAF pilot engraved on Team India jersey.

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"#WelcomeHomeAbhinandan You rule the skies and you rule our hearts. Your courage and dignity will inspire generations to come," the BCCI wrote on Twitter and posted an Indian jersey with Wing Commander Abhinandan written on the back.

Along with BCCI, other sports star also paid tribute to the wing commander. Check out the tweets here: