Several cricketers and other sportspersons have urged fans to celebrate a pollution-free Diwali and wished them in their own style. Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag took to Twitter and wrote: "May this Diwali dispel all the darkness from your life & you be blessed with love & happiness. May your path always be lit. Jai Shri Ram",.
May this Diwali dispel all the darkness from your life & you be blessed with love & happiness. May your path always be lit.?Jai Shri Ram ????— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 18, 2017
One of the most popular festivals of the country - Diwali signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, hope over despair and knowledge over ignorance.
Australian cricketer David Warner posted a photo on his Instagram account and wished the country on the occasion.
Australia captain Steve Smith also posted a message for Indian fans.
Several other cricketers and other athletes also took to social media to greet the people of the country.
Wishing all my dear tweeples a very happy and safe Diwali! pic.twitter.com/JU9wGQSqcJ— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) October 18, 2017
Even as the sale of firecrackers during Diwali has increasingly becomes an undesirable element, many cricketers have also come up in support and urged fans to celebrate a pollution-free Diwali this year.
Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh took to Twitter and posted a video message for his fans. "Say no to crackers, let's celebrate a pollution free Diwali ?? #saynotocrackers #pollutionfree," Yuvraj's post read. In the video message, the India all-rounder recalled the trouble he had last year due to pollution.
The Supreme Court had ruled that there will be no sale of firecrackers during Diwali, as it restored a November 2016 order banning the sale and stocking of firecrackers in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR).