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Virat Kohli's Diwali wish for fans sparks controversy, skipper gets trolled on social media

Team India skipper  Virat Kohli took to social media to wish his fans on the auspicious day of Diwali. ...
Virat Kohli's Diwali wish for fans sparks controversy, skipper gets trolled on social media

Team India skipper  Virat Kohli took to social media to wish his fans on the auspicious day of Diwali.  He also requested the users not to burst crackers as it could worsen the situation. Instead, he urged them to light up a diya. “A very Happy Diwali from me to you and your families. May God bless you with peace, prosperity, and happiness this Diwali. Please remember do not burst crackers. Protect the environment and have fun with your loved ones with a simple Diya and sweets on this auspicious occasion. Take care and God bless you all,” Kohli said. While crackers are banned in Delhi, people in Punjab and Haryana can burst crackers for two hours. The officials are taking every step to control the rising pollution level.

However, Kohli's earnest request to fans met with negative response, with many blaming the skipper for damaging the environment with his  fleet of luxury cars like Bentley, Audi etc that guzzle petrol and do more damage to the nature than crackers on Diwali. Others pointed out that the cricket field he plays on required trees to be cut for it to turn into a field. Netizens pointed out that how crackers were burst while his wife performed, and he did not seem to mind very much. Kohli is presently in isolation in Australia, where the members of Team India landed earlier this week for the upcoming series against the hosts. The much-awaited India-Australia series will kick off on November 27 with three-match ODI series. Following the ODIs, the two teams will play three T20Is. In the second leg, they will lock horns in the four-match Test series, starting December 17. Kohli will return to India after the Day/Night fixture, to be played in Adelaide. Let us have a look at some of the reactions by netizens on Kohli's Diwali message.


 

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