Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli's video wishing everyone a happy Diwali sparked off a duel over social media after some user started to slam the flamboyant batsman penchant for fuel-guzzling Sports Utility Vehicles and use of private jet.
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli's video wishing everyone a happy Diwali sparked off a duel over social media after some user started to slam the flamboyant batsman penchant for fuel-guzzling Sports Utlity Vehicles and use of private jet.
In his video message, Kohli had said: "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."
Happy Diwali 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/USLnZnMwzT— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 14, 2020
What seemed to upset some social media users the most was Kohli's appeal to protect the environment by not bursting firecrackers.
These guys have no shame when they burst crackers on their birthdays, when they wins matches, New Year etc. No shame when they use gurgling SUVs, multi ACs etc— avbagur (@avbagur) November 15, 2020
But they have temerity to pontificate on Deepawali and no spine on other festivals. https://t.co/k3OEweReHA
He owns a private jet too CO2 emissions by his jet is even more than airliner so his contribution towards the CO2 emissions is more than an average person which is 1.8 Tonnes/year. Also he was fined by Gurugram's civic authority for washing his SUV's by packaged mineral water.— Sarthak Jain ● (@memologer791) November 15, 2020
Your private jet emits 20 times more CO2 than an airline.— True Indology (@TIinExile) November 14, 2020
One trip leads to more emission than 2500 average kids bursting crackers. Not to speak of your SUVs.
These celebs destroy environment more than anyone else. But can't tolerate Hindus having fun for a day. Hypocrites! https://t.co/3vt2THEAm3
Be a dedicated environmentalist like Virat Kohli. He doesn’t own any SUV or a private jet, nor does he play a sport needing 600,000L water to only maintain 3 pitches in a state with over 4000 farmers suicides due to droughts the same year! #GyaanValiDiwali https://t.co/CDIRtWNmb9— The American Hindu (@American_Hindu) November 14, 2020
Last Updated 15, Nov 2020, 9:47 AM