World chess champion Viswanathan Anand returns home

November 14th, 2007 - 2:16 am ICT by admin  
He arrived well past midnight and was given a cheering round of applause by family, friends and fans, who had gathered at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Anand termed his reception as nothing short of “brilliant”, adding that he was touched by the enthusiasm shown by his fans.

“It’s good to be back and see everyone again. And, the fact that I came here two weeks afterwards, makes it even better,” he said.

However, the huge gathering turned Anand’s arrival into a chaotic situation with media persons jostling with fans to get a view of the chess champion.

“I think it’s more for the others. For me, both the titles are equally important. The only thing I’d say is that this year, many more things came together. I became World Number 1. I broke 2800 again,” added Anand.

Anand, 37, won the championship on October 6 in Mexico after defeating Vladimir Kramnik of Russia. (ANI)

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