Each and every member of the winning squad - from players to support staff - entered the stadium and took part in a victory lap with the team flag in their hands and blue hats on their heads as fans shout "Mumbai Mumbai" to thank their boys.

Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Rohit Sharma, Lasith Malinga, Ricky Ponting, Anil Kumble, Kieron Pollard and other members posed with the trophy in the podium as fireworks and music made the atmosphere a memorable one not only for the team but also for the thousands of fans present there.

Team co-owner Nita Ambani, during the celebrations, said: "I was unaware of cricket a few years ago. Now Mumbai Indians is the world to me. We thank all fans for their support. East or West, Mumbai is the best.”

A smiling Tendulkar said: "Namaste Mumbai. It's great to be back here with the IPL trophy. I enjoyed the journey with Munmbai Indians. Credit to the entire team, support staff and you all fans for having faith in us after we started off the season on a wrong note. Thank you all."

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