Ahmedabad:Away from their families, players of the Indian cricket team on Friday celebrated Diwali at the residence of Gujarat Ranji skipper Pathiv Patel here.
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, VVS Laxman and others were spotted at Parthiv's house.
Dhoni and Raina were seen bursting fire crackers on the terrace of Parthiv's house, along with other members of the team.
India and New Zealand players are engaged in a Test series.
Parthiv has been out of the Indian team for over two years and has been leading the Gujarat Ranji Trophy team where he as a player has performed well, despite the team's inconsistent performance.
Meanwhile, a few Kiwi players and their family members also celebrated the festival of lights at their hotel.
Wives and children of the Kiwi players were seen burning sparklers and other fire crackers.