Virat Kohli has been facing severe criticism for a comment he made on Diwali day while wishing people for the special occasion. They accused Virat Kohli of being a hypocrite for asking people not to burst crackers on Diwali by uploading a video of crackers bursting on his birthday. Though RCB posted a tweet explaining that the fireworks shown in the celebration video was archival footage of UAE’s Flag Day celebrations, fans didn’t convince. Now, Kasthuri Shankar, a popular Tamil actress and former Bigg Boss contestant came up with a series of tweets questioning Kohli for the comment he made.
Kohli who is currently staying in Australia with the rest of the Indian squad, posted a video message in his official twitter account on the special Diwali day. In the video, Kohli asked his fans and followers to avoid bursting crackers on the festival of lights to protect the environment and reduce pollution.
His message didn’t go well with many of the social media users who confronted the cricketer for trying to break the ritual and for ruining people’s enjoyment. They also questioned why he is taking part in the IPL tournament where crackers are being burst during the finals and semi finals. Check out the video of the cricketer below :
Happy Diwali 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/USLnZnMwzT— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 14, 2020
Now, Kasthuri posted a tweet asking Kohli why he is owning 9 sports car and causing pollution to the environment when he can use bicycle and reduce it. “Why destination wedding with chartered flights? airport overload. Local registered marriage is enough.” she asked in her tweet.
She also wanted Virat Kohli to consider the livelihoods of thousands of honest workers in Sivakasi, Tamil nadu, home of India’s firework industry. “Youth Icons like #ViratKohli should consider carefully before spouting ‘woke’ inanities that affect the livelihoods of thousands of honest working folks in Sivakasi, TamilNadu, home of India’s firework industry. Diwali means food for them. Not lucrative festival endorsements.” her tweet read.
Here’s her tweet :
Youth Icons like #ViratKohli should consider carefully before spouting 'woke' inanities that affect the livelihoods of thousands of honest working folks in Sivakasi, TamilNadu, home of India's firework industry. Diwali means food for them. Not lucrative festival endorsements .— Kasturi Shankar (@KasthuriShankar) November 17, 2020
Check out some of the reactions for her opinion :
சரிதானே.— 🚩நாரதர்..!…?🚩 (@CSELVAM75853078) November 18, 2020
அறிவுரை சொல்வது எளிது.
அதை தாமே கடைபிடிக்காதவர்கள் அறிவுரை கூறக்கூடாது.
ஒரேஒரு நாள் பட்டாசு மாசை உருவாக்கும். ஆனால், வருடம் முழுவதும் ஓடும் கார் பஸ் விமானங்கள் மாசை உண்டாக்காதா..?😏🤔
Also ask him why ₹600/litre Evian Drinking Water 😂😂😂— Silverster Glad (@IamSilverster) November 18, 2020
Varushatthula 364 days vitruvaanga. Oru naal environmentalist aagiduvaanunga
If yearly once bursting crackers shld be banned 4 pollution sake then what our industries doing throughout the year?— Narayanan (@NanaNeutralView) November 17, 2020
Are they going 2 stop industrialization?
They hv 2 think abt workers & their livelihoods in this industry.
Shoe industry? Pollution? Brand endorsement?
செம்ம மேடம்… நாக்க புடுங்குற மாதிரி கேட்டீங்க…— தர்மமே வெல்லும் (@rN05apt0cT0KscI) November 17, 2020
Comment your views on this tweet of Kasthuri !!