The Buzz: Hardik Pandya kicks off the year by getting engaged

All the world's cricketers walked into a bar. The LOLs, the chatter, and the occasional mini-brawls, they were endless. And the news cycle was never the same again! Welcome to ESPNcricinfo's Social Buzz, your go-to destination for all the bantz, the jousts, and little bit of eavesdropping from the social media playground and beyond.

January 2

While the rest of the world was nursing hangovers and bringing in the new year snugly tucked in bed, Hardik Pandya was a very busy man. He chartered a yacht, got a bunch of friends together, got on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend, actress and model Natasa Stankovic, in Dubai. How did the proposal go over? Look for yourself.

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Forever yes @hardikpandya93

A post shared by Natasa Stankovic (@natasastankovic__) on Jan 1, 2020 at 4:42am PST

January 1

What's on the Australian team's New Year resolution list other than world domination? Since the team have been busy pounding New Zealand into the ground in Tests, and they might not have had the time to make resolutions, Sam Ferris on the Unplayable Podcast gave Nathan Lyon a handy list that he could hand out to his team-mates. Lyon reckons Marnus Labuschagne could do with getting organised and er… improving personal hygiene, and thinks David Warner should be putting away some money for rainy days. Listen to the podcast here (new year's resolutions from 6.40).

December 31

Will you be spending NYE like Virat Kohli or Ravi Shastri?

How is the cricket fraternity spending the last day of this decade? Well, if you're Virat Kohli, you're catching fresh powder on the ski slopes in Gstaad.

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A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Dec 28, 2019 at 7:33am PST

With family and "frands".

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Hello frands ! @varundvn @natashadalal88

A post shared by AnushkaSharma1588 (@anushkasharma) on Dec 29, 2019 at 10:53am PST

While Ravi Shastri seems to be spending it with rather well-known #friendslikefamily in Alibaug, a coastal getaway south off Mumbai.

And Sachin Tendulkar was spending it in Thailand.

So what will you be doing tonight? We'll just bring in the new year here with our pizza for one, scrolling through these pictures of everyone else having fun.

R Ashwin lays down warning to all non-strikers

The debate over whether a bowler should mankad a non-striker will likely remain unresolved in the new decade, but R Ashwin, who dismissed Jos Buttler in such fashion during the 2019 IPL, is clear about what he's going to do. Consider yourself warned.

The Camel comes to cricket

We already have ducks and bunnies and Kiwis and the Mongoose in cricket and now enters the majestic ship of the desert, courtesy Rashid Khan. Will it help Sunrisers Hyderabad get over the hump to win an IPL title then?

Missed all the chatter last week? Catch up on it here.