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Diwali 2017: Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Virender Sehwag wish fans

On the auspicious day of Diwali - cricketers and sports stars use their social media profiles to wish their legion of fans across the world.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: October 19, 2017 14:08 IST ]
Sachin Tendulkar Diwali 2017
Sachin Tendulkar screenshotPhoto:SACHIN TENDULKAR/TWITTER

Diwali, or the festival of lights, is India’s most celebrated festival. It signifies the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. On this auspicious day, devotees light up their houses with candles, perform rituals and offer sweets to their friends and family. Not only in India but also almost every corner of the globe, the festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm. 

And on this special day, several cricketers posted their best wishes and greetings for their fans.

Currently on a short-break after the conclusion of gruelling home series against Australia, Indian cricketers wished their fans on Diwali through their social media profiles. Many former cricketers, including master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman and Anil Kumble also sent their wishes through Twitter for their fans.

Tendulkar shared a video with a noble message. "Diwali is all about spending time with your family and loved ones. However, I want to give a message to my fans on this Diwali that while celebrating we should also take into account the well being of our senior citizens and animals, no inconvenience should be caused to them. Wish you all a very Happy Diwali," he said.

Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan also shared a  video message on his official Twitter handle, "Good wishes to all my fans on Diwali, you all should celebrate Diwali safely and act responsibly on the festival of lights. Let's make this Diwali pollution free, may the Goddess Lakshmi bless everyone on this day."

The wishes also poured in from other parts of the world as well as - David Warner, Steven Smith, Brett Lee, Michael Clarke, Kevin Pietersen, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo too sent out wishes to their Indian friends and fans. WWE superstars, John Cena, Triple H along with Jinder Mahal and the Singh Brothers also joined in to wish their fans on Diwali.

On this special day, take a look at some of the tweets and posts from cricket fraternity and sports world:

Happy Diwali to my friends and fans in India. 🙏🙏

A post shared by David Warner (@davidwarner31) on

❤️✨

A post shared by Rohit Sharma (@rohitsharma45) on

Happy Diwali to all my friends and fans in India #homeawayfromhome

A post shared by Steve Smith (@steve_smith49) on

A post shared by Brett Lee (@brettlee_58) on

A post shared by Dwayne Bravo (@djbravo47) on

Wish u all a very happy Diwali. May u all get a light n brightness in ur lives #love #happydiwali

A post shared by Irfan Pathan (@irfanpathan_official) on

The Indian cricketers will be soon back in action in the upcoming limited-overs series against New Zealand which starts on October 22 in Mumbai.

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