As the entire nation celebrate the festival of lights ‘Diwali’, the Indian cricket fraternity and the overseas players as well took some time out to extend their wishes to the fans.

Diwali, known as the festival of lights, signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The whole of India come out in the streets to light crackers and celebrate this auspicious occasion.

From Steve Smith to David Warner to India’s very own Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, all took to social media to share their message with their followers.

Here is how the overseas cricketers extended their Diwali greetings:

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“Happy Diwali to all of my Indian friends out there,” Smith said in an Instagram post.

Steve Smith, who represents Rajasthan Royal in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has a good idea of the cultures and rituals of the country. Despite his busy schedule, Smith took some time out to wish his fans.

David Warner, who celebrated his 33rd birthday with an outstanding century against Sri Lanka in the first T20I, also wished fans with a picture. Warner has been a key player in the Sunrisers Hyderabad set up for quite some time now.

“Happy Diwali,” Warner captioned an image.

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🙏🙏 Happy Diwali to all! @sunrisershyd

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West Indies legend Chris Gayle has a lot of fan following in India and is one of the biggest hits in the Indian Premier League. He has been a part of the tournament since the beginning and shares a close connection with the fans.

“Wishing you all A Happy Diwali,” Gayle wrote.

England cricketer Dannielle Wyatt has been an ardent supporter of the Indian team and follows IPL very religiously. She enjoys a great fan following in India after reportedly proposing India skipper Virat Kohli. She has also been the part of the Women’s IPL.

“Wishing you all A Very Happy Diwali,” Wyatt wrote.

Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke shared a photo too, wishing everyone a happy Diwali. Clarke has been coming to India for quite some time now and also donned the commentary hat during the IPL.

Former Australia all-rounder and now a renowned coach around the world, Tom Moody too took to Instagram to wish Happy Diwali. Moody has worked with the Sunrisers Hyderabad for a very long time and shares a cordial relation with the fans across India.

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Wishing you all a happy #Diwali 🎉 🥳

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Meanwhile, the Indian cricket community also didn’t lag behind to wish their countrymen on the Festival of Lights, Diwali.

The Indian Cricket Fraternity wishes Happy Diwali to their fans:



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Keep your furry friends close this Diwali 🐶❤

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