Virat Kohli rakes up controversy

Indian skipper found himself at the receiving end for sharing a small video on the occasion of Diwali. Virat Kohli who is in Australia, wished his fans and well-wishers all over the world with the video. Along with the wishes, he also did his bit by requesting people not to burst crackers.

Diwali with trolls

He asked people to have a safe, happy, auspicious Diwali and added that they must refrain from bursting crackers for the sake of environment.

This video lead to trolls taking on soon-to-be-father Indian captain in a big way. The message of asking people to not burst crackers did not go down well with a lot of people. Already, there has been a huge controversy over the issue of bursting crackers.

While the Centre had rules it was up to state governments to decide on the matter depending on local situations, many state governments backed off from banning crackers in the last minute. It is  known that Delhi and NCR area was mired in fog for days post Diwali last year and so is the case this year.

But many noted people have also supported bursting crackers, justifying it by saying that if 192 countries can burst crackers on New Year’s eve and no one talks about pollution, then why make a big issue out of a one-day festival. This also included people like popular Chetan Bhagat, who took to social media to extend his support to those who were in favour of bursting crackers on Diwali.

Virat Kohli could have least expected such a backlash, when he said that people can celebrate Diwali by burning a simple diya and eating sweets.

Well, it’s troll time for the Indian captain for sure.