Malayalam actors Prithviraj Sukumaran and Unni Mukundan were among scores of people who wished former India cricketer Sreesanth well after he announced his retirement.
Sreesanth on Wednesday retired from all forms of domestic cricket, drawing curtains down on his tumultuous career.
The new faces in the team include 19-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman Varun Nayanar, 17-year-old pacer Eden Apple Tom, right-arm pacer Fanoos F and opener Anand Krishnan.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Sreesanth have registered for the IPL players auction at a base price of INR 50 lakh.
Dipika Kakar won the Big Boss 12 trophy and 30 lakhs defeating Sreesanth.
Sreesanth was slapped with a life ban by the BCCI for his alleged role in spot-fixing while playing for Rajasthan Royals.
The Supreme Court sought the BCCI's response on a plea by former cricketer S. Sreesanth challenging a lifetime ban on him.
Former Inda cricketer S Sreesanth said he is planning to return to the Kerala cricket team and has already talked to the team coach Dav Whatmore.
The court held there were no materials or evidence before the disciplinary committee to conclude Sreesanth was guilty of violation of the anti-corruption code formulated by the BCCI.