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Diwali 2018: Sportstars call for a safe and pollution free festival

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By: Sports Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 7, 2018 11:23:40 am

Pointing out the hazard caused due to the bursting of fireworks, Bhaichung Bhutia applauded netizens for showing the much-needed awareness towards environment protection. (File Photo)

As the entire country basks in the fervor and festive spirit of Diwali, sportstars from across the world sent in their wishes and promoted a safe and noiseless Diwali this year. From former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia to former India opener Virender Sehwag and ex-Australian pacer Brett Lee, several sportspersons flocked to social media to wish their fans a Happy Diwali. Pointing out the hazard caused due to the bursting of fireworks, Bhaichung Bhutia applauded netizens for showing the much-needed awareness towards environment protection. Overwhelmed with the approach shown by people, the former footballer tweeted, “Happy Diwali everyone! In true sense it is a happy Diwali. I saw significantly less fireworks. It shows that we all care about our environment and preserving its beauty!”

Earlier, the Indian cricket team enjoyed a memorable evening before Diwali when they beat West Indies by 71 runs. Rohit Sharma lit up the evening in Lucknow with fireworks from his bat and scored a dazzling 111 of just 61 balls.

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