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."


What seemed to upset some social media users the most was Kohli's appeal to protect the environment by not bursting firecrackers.