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.”
Happy Diwali 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/USLnZnMwzT
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 14, 2020
Here’s how some Twitteratis reacted to Virat’s video message:
Don’t wish us if u wanna give gyan on the name of Wishes. Save ur Wishes for Christmas when billions of trees being cut and Eid when millions of ANIMALS being slaughtered.
— Abhishek Sharma (@Wo_Sharma_Ji) November 14, 2020
-My festivals are not your lecture class.
-My festivals are not your experiment laboratory.
-My festivals are not excuse of your administration failures.
-My festivals are not the day to show your hypocrisy.
Stop it. Thanks
— Shimorekato (@iam_shimorekato) November 14, 2020
Please don’t teach us whether we have to burst crackers or not just wish on the festival that’s enough 😈 pic.twitter.com/EwVUH9adtj
— Dhaval jasani (@Dhavjasani) November 14, 2020
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.