At the sight of the Men in Blue at the Mumbai Airport, fans broke into chants of "Dhoni" and "Kohli".
It was in stark contrast to the days when the homes of the players became the target of fans' ire at a loss in any event.
That this adulation for the boys follows their loss to West Indies at the T20 World Cup semi-final is testimony to the fact that we, as fans, have grown up.
Thank you Team India. Our love for you shall remain strong because you have faith in yourself.