Virat 'Hypocrite' Kohli: Fans Slam Virat Kohli For Message On Diwali Just Days After He Celebrated Birthday With Firecrackers

Virat ‘Hypocrite’ Kohli: Fans Slam India Skipper For Message On Diwali Just Days After He Celebrated Birthday With Firecrackers

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Credits: Screengrab)

India skipper Virat Kohli has been slammed on Twitter for his message on Diwali on Saturday. Cricketers from around the world took to Twitter to wish the fans on the auspicious day and Virat Kohli also decided to do the same. But while the others just asked the fans to enjoy, Virat Kohli donned the hat of environmentalist for a day.

Several celebrities have made it a habit of preaching about the environment on festivals and Virat Kohli just continued the trend. The India cricket superstar posted a 18-second video on Twitter to wish the fans on Diwali and it was more than enough to offend most of them.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli shining the ball (Credits: ESPNCricinfo)

He started by wishing a ‘happy Diwali’ before asking the fans not to burst crackers and protect the environment.

“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.”

Interestingly, Virat Kohli’s message for saving the environment on Diwali came just a few days after he celebrated his birthday in the UAE with firecrackers. And the fans were quick to slam him for his hypocrisy. The fans were quick to remind him of his celebration as they circulated videos of him enjoying the firecracker show.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Source: Twitter)

Some also asked him to give up cricket since bats are made up of wood while some pointed out that his luxurious lifestyle does not benefit the environment either.

Here are some of the reactions to Virat Kohli’s tweet:

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