New Delhi: On Sunday, 31st of December, Ravi Shastri went on Twitter to wish his fans luck for the upcoming year in his own style. Currently, he is in South Africa with Team India for a long tour – 5th January 2018 to 24th February 2018 – so he posted a photo of himself on while playing the role of a DJ and wrote, " Happy New Year all. Have a kick-ass year. God Bless."
Happy New Year all. Have a kick-ass year. God Bless pic.twitter.com/vOwPQJKEEF
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) December 31, 2017
The post received positive reactions and was loved by all his fans, who began calling the Team India coach, 'DJ wale babu.'
Dj wale babu mera gaana chala de
— pooja (@P_raout02) December 31, 2017
DJ Ravi, Woah!
— KEEF (@SharpKeef) December 31, 2017
Happy New Year 2018 to you & team India hope India will win Test series in South Africa this time.
All the best
— Manoj Kumar Mishra (@manojkmishra) January 1, 2018
— Vipul K.S. Singh (@ViPSingh07) December 31, 2017
India will play hosts South Africa in the first Test of the three-match series from January 5th at Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town.
India have never won a a cricket series in South Africa, but Shastri is confident that the Men in Blue are capable of winning this time. India will play three Tests, 6 ODIs and 3 T20Is for this tour.
A series win in South Africa will see the Indians create a new world record of 10 consecutive Test series victories. India are on the back of a ninth straight straight series win after drawing the third and final Test against Sri Lanka on December 6, and are on level with Australia.
India have played 17 Tests against South Africa in South Africa, winning two, losing eight and drawing seven. India's home record against the Proteas is pretty good, as they have played 16 Tests, winning eight, losing five and drawing three.
The first Test will be played on January 5th in Cape Town, the second Test will be played in Centurion from January 12th and the last match will be played at Johannesburg from January 24th. After that, the two teams will play a six-match ODI and three-game T20I series in February.