Virat Kohli faces flack for urging fans to celebrate cracker-free Diwali

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Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli took to Twitter to extend Diwali greetings to his followers. In his video message, he urged his followers to refrain from bursting crackers to protect the environment.

However, his message didn’t go down well with some of the Twiteeratis and he was heavily trolled by them.

While wishing his fans a happy Diwali, Kohli said, “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 at home with your loved ones with a simple diya and sweets on this auspicious occasion. God bless you all, take care.”

Here’s how some Twitteratis reacted to Virat’s video message:

Just a few days before Diwali, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had banned the sale and bursting of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till November 30 in a bid to curb air pollution. However, many people were seen diobeying the order.

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