As the Indian cricket team prepares itself for the tough South Africa series, starting January 5 in Cape Town, head coach Ravi Shastri was seen soaked up in party colours as he played songs on DJ console to welcome the new year in style.
"Happy New Year all. Have a kick-ass year. God Bless," Shastri wrote on Twitter, along with a picture of himself in control of a DJ console.
Happy New Year all. Have a kick-ass year. God Bless 🎇 pic.twitter.com/vOwPQJKEEF— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) December 31, 2017
India are scheduled to play South Africa in three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is in a two-month-long tour.
India's forgotton middle-order batsman Suresh Raina was spotted celebrating the new year 2018 with wife Priyanka Chaudhary in Amsterdam.
"Wish you all a very happy new year! #happynewyear2018 #happynewyear #amsterdam #firework #lotsoflove #lotsofhopes #lotsofhappiness❤ @ImRaina," Priyanka said in a tweet.
Former India opnener Virender Sehwag also shared a picture with wife Aarti Ahlawat, wishing his fans: "प्रभु आपको सुबह की पहली किरण से शुरु होने वाले नये साल में सुख , शांति, शक्ति, सम्पति, स्वरुप, संयम, सादगी, सफलता, समृध्दि, साधना, संस्कार, और स्वास्थ्य दे। #Happy2018 (May god bless you with happiness, peace, strength, wealth, beauty, patience, simplicity, success, prosperity, attiqutes and health from the very first hour of the new year.)"
Former Indian opener Sourav Ganguly tweeted: "Wish u all a very happy new year ..hope the new year brings you all happiness and luck .. God bless all."
Wish u all a very happy new year ..hope the new year brings you all happiness and luck .. God bless all pic.twitter.com/UmYuqfb4vd— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) December 31, 2017
Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews joined in saying: "A very happy and a prosperous new year to all of you.may you experience and spread Lots of love, happiness and joy. #bringon2018."
A very happy and a prosperous new year to all of you.may you experience and spread Lots of love ,happiness and joy. #bringon2018— Angelo Mathews (@Angelo69Mathews) January 1, 2018