Sportspersons wish fans on Diwali; ISL, European football clubs join in
New Delhi: As the country celebrates the festival of lights - Diwali - a number of sportspersons took to their social media handles to wish their fans.
Cricket great Sachin Tendulkar posted a video message with a caption: "A very happy diwali to everyone." The message was also translated into his mother tongue Marathi.
सर्वांना दिवाळीच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 27, 2019
A very happy diwali to everyone. pic.twitter.com/CwHdCjj3R6
The current Indian captain Virat Kohli posted a video message on his Instagram page. "Praise the street cleaner, tip the delivery guy, pet the dog, donate to charity, give a gift to a homeless kid. Just light up someone's day. Happy festival of lights," he said.
Badminton star Saina Nehwal posted a photoraph of herself saying: "I wish everyone a very happy Diwali."
Weightlifter Karnam Malleswari posted: "May the auspicious festival of lights,fill your life with the glow of happiness and beautifully illuminate every corner of your life by adding sparkling and cherished moments . Enjoy this festival with your loved ones in high spirits ..Happy Diwali !! (sic.)"
May the auspicious festival of lights,fill your life with the glow of happiness and beautifully illuminate every corner of your life by adding sparkling and cherished moments . Enjoy this festival with your loved ones in high spirits ..Happy Diwali !!#HappyDeepavali pic.twitter.com/SdgHdk9Dkf— Karnam Malleswari, OLY (@kmmalleswari) October 27, 2019
Swimmer Virdhawal Khade posted: "May this Diwali bring beautiful beginnings, fresh hopes, bright days and new dreams! Wishing each of you a very Happy Diwali!"
A number of European football clubs also posted messages on the occasion.
"HappyDiwali from everyone at City!" posted Premier League champions Manchester City.
Wishing a very happy #Diwali to all those celebrating today! said Manchester United.
Arsenal wished their fans a happy Diwali.
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette also conveyed Diwali greetings to the fans. "Hi! This is Laca. Enjoy your festivities with your family and friends. Happy Diwali!," said the Frenchman.
Tottenham Hotspur said: "Wishing our entire Spurs family a very happy, prosperous and safe #Diwali"
Spanish giants FC Barcelona said: "Happy #Diwali to all our fans celebrating around the world!" They also posted a video of one of their academies in India.
All the 10 Indian Super League (ISL) clubs greeted their fans on the occasion. Bengaluru FC and Chennaiyin FC used the occasion to spread an awareness message of going green as well.
Bengaluru requested its fans to “make the right choices and always keep the planet in mind” in Kannada.
This #Deepavali, let's make the right choices and always keep the planet in mind.— Bengaluru FC (@bengalurufc) October 27, 2019
Wishing everyone a season of happiness, prosperity and a light that shines brightest! #ForThePlanet #HappyDeepavali pic.twitter.com/KlCHNUqcW8
Meanwhile Chennaiyin urged for a noise-free Diwali stating that they preferred chants from fans over the noise of crackers.
Coaches and stars of the respective ISL clubs also extended Diwali greetings to the fans.
(With inputs from IANS)