A New Year has started and what's a new year party without any resolutions. You can set a goal for the coming months and that always helps. Firstpost managed to get into Indian cricket team's New Year party and eavesdrop on some very interesting pledges for the coming year.
Here's a look at the New Year resolutions of the who's who of Indian cricket, all in good humour:
N Srinivasan, BCCI president: We are not an opaque body. We are not an opaque body. We are not an opaque body. If I say it enough times, people will believe me. And there is no conflict of interest there.
Sanjay Jagdale, BCCI secretary: No comments.
Sandeep Patil, chief selector: I will run a clean, transparent operation in the front end and count the moolah in the back end. Got to keep the chief happy.
Kris Srikkanth, former chief selector: I will not talk about things that I could have done as chairman of selectors. I will not talk too much either.
Duncan Fletcher: I will try to smile. Yes, just that.
Trevor Penny: I will make India a good fielding team. Sounds ridiculous I know.
Joe Dawes: I resolve to introduce at least one bowler who can bowl good bouncers. I have a prospect, but I need to help him in reacting to the sight of blood.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni: My resolution is the same as always, make more money, but that never happens. I will not concentrate on the IPL. I will instead concentrate on taking India forward as a Test nation.
Suresh Raina: I will give Mahi a good reason to pick me in the Test team. It can’t continue to look so staged.
Virat Kohli: I am really determined to set a good example for the cricketing public. I will not swear.
Cheteshwar Pujara: I will party with Virat this year, then again… maybe not.
Sachin Tendulkar: I promise to continue living in denial and play the game for as long as I enjoy it.
Virender Sehwag: I will hit the gym and lose the flab around my tummy.
Gautam Gambhir: That nudge/poke around the off-stump has to go and I have to become captain.
Harbhajan Singh: I will keep telling myself I am the best spinner in the country. Positive reinforcement it is.
Rohit Sharma: For the coming year, I hope to spend more time in the middle then in the dressing room.
Zaheer Khan: I will spend less time on the massage table and more time in the nets… bowling.
R Ashwin: Since my bowling is going downhill, I need to do a Shastri and become a batsman.
Ishant Sharma: A good haircut, some luck, some wickets, some money, less injuries… umm… what else do I need?
Umesh Yadav: I need to do more than just run in and bowl fast. Got to find Dawes.
RP Singh: I resolve to take fewer holidays, who knows when I might get called up for the Indian team.
Ravi Shastri: 2013 is here! India are you ready? Wait! That's not a resolution.
Sunil Gavaskar: Going forward, I plan to avoid clichés like the plague. And perhaps not crack jokes either.
The curators guild: We promise to gives pitches a positive spin in 2013.