SYDNEY, Jan 1 (PTI): The touring Indian cricketers and their home team counterparts were today hosted by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott for an afternoon tea at his official residence on the New Year�s Day here today.
Players from both sides posed for the official photo session with Abbott at Kirribilli House, his second official residence.
Dressed in their casual Team India T-Shirts and trousers, the players were photographed with Abbott with the BCCI posting the pictures on its Twitter handle.
�The Indian cricket team was hosted for afternoon tea by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the first day of the new year, on Thursday,� the BCCI said.
There was another photograph of the newly-appointed Indian captain Virat Kohli, his Australian counterpart Steven Smith and Abbott.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni � who retired from Tests after the Melbourne match � was not seen in any of the photos posted. It remains unclear whether he attended the event or not.
Warne�s New Year welcome
Sydney, Jan 1 (IANS): Legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne found a way to be a superhero off the cricket pitch, donning a Superman costume on New Year�s Eve to go out with a posse of friends dressed as comic book stars.
Warne was joined by model and photographer Rosanna Faraci, who came as Catwoman, and glamour model Kirsty Lee, dressed as Wonder Woman reports the dailymail.co.uk. The 45-year-old, who took 708 wickets in Tests, posted pictures on social networking site Instagram as he welcomed the new year.
�Kaos tonight !!!!� he wrote.
�Lucky I have Cat woman @rosannafaraci & Wonder Woman @kirsty_lee_kl keeping me safe !!!! Happy new year.�
A second picture showed a bigger group, featuring several friends dressed as Catwoman, one as Spiderman and one as IronMan.