After taking a heavy toll on human lives, the year 2020 has finally ended amidst silent celebrations. People across the world are welcoming 2021 with a hope of getting back to a normal and fearless lifestyle. So do the athletes, who had a tough year as the sports events were either cancelled or postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
As the new year 2021 marks the beginning of a new decade, people from the cricketing fraternity reached out to their fans and loved ones through social media, embracing the moment with open arms.
Tigers' ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has probably announced the possible birth of his upcoming child through a Facebook post on Friday.
"New year, new beginning, new addition. Happy new year to everyone" Shakib posted.
Wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim wished happy new year to all his fans and family through Twitter.
Former Indian cricketer and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar wrote, "As we start afresh, hoping for a safer and happier 2021, let's carry forward invaluable lessons from last year: to be consciously grateful for things and not take mother nature for granted. To value relationships and to keep in touch with our loved ones. Happy New Year."
"Not the year we expected but still some amazing memories! Thanks for all your support," wrote England batsman Josh Buttler.
Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting wished a happy new year to all and said he was excited to be commentating along with the batting legend, Brian Lara.
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan had a dig at the mental and social abusers while wishing happy new year on his Twitter handle.
"Happy New Year everyone .. !! That's everyone .. even the ones who abuse daily .. 2021 will better .."
Speedster Shoaib Akhter wrote "Happy New Year. I hope 2021 is a better year for all of us. I hope the pandemic is over soon and we recover from all the tough times we have all seen during this year."