There were some new faces and some old faces in India’s squads for the England One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals announced on Friday (January 6).

Yuvraj Singh’s avoidance of gulab jamuns at his wedding paid off.

There was also delight about Rishabh Pant’s inclusion in the T20I side, while Aakash Chopra chalked it up to his Sonnet Cricket Club pedigree.

Kapil Dev, the man who defied all odds to lead India to their first World Cup title in 1983, celebrated his 57th birthday today. As expected, the wishes poured in from the cricket fraternity for one of the greatest allrounders the world has ever seen.

Not to forget, James Taylor received his own share of birthday wishes.

Virat Kohli, the new India limited-overs captain, on Bangalore’s night of shame: “Change your thinking and the world will change around you.”

He also had some message for his predecessor.

And the tributes kept on flowing for Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who stepped down as captain on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Irfan Pathan was praying to make the world better place.

Prayed for peace n happiness for every human around the world #love #peace #wish

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Though we hope his wife hasn’t seen this.

Ed Cowan had some suggestions for Hobart Hurricanes.

Faf du Plessis had cute company to celebrate a Test series win over Sri Lanka.

Cuddles with these 3 !!! ???????? #giorgio #bella #harvey #dogheaven

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Anil Kumble was honoured to be a part of the #ChangingDiabetes movement.

Kieron Pollard, ladies and gentlemen. On the field – a big beast. Off the field – a devoted family man.

So are Darren Sammy and AB de Villiers.

#throwback #DeJaVu #YoungManMakingProgress #BawseCartel More Success in 2017 bro

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Elsewhere, Colin Munro’s masterclass century helped New Zealand claim a 47-run win in the second T20I against Bangladesh.

Virender Sehwag was at it with his witticism.

Did you know Vinod Kambli started his career as a wicketkeeper-batsman?

#OnThisDay in 2004, Steve Waugh, Greg Chappell, Dennis Lillee and Rod Marsh bid farewell to Test cricket.

 

 

And, to end with, Om Puri, an acting giant, passed away at 66.