‘Stop playing IPL’ – Fans slam Rohit Sharma for his tweet asking for a crackerless Diwali

The fans called him hypocrite, after digging out his old tweets in which he professed his love for crackers.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: Twitter & Getty Images)

Diwali is perhaps one of the most delightful and amazing festivals in the world, given that it combines lights and sounds in order to celebrate the win of good over evil. Diwali or Deepavali is called the festival of lights, as according to Hindu sacred texts, citizens of Ayodhya celebrated the return of Lord Ram back from the 14 years of exile after defeating and killing demon Ravana.

People celebrate it with lighting clay oil lamps called diyas or deeps, hence Deepavali and by bursting firecrackers. However, in recent times, it has become a trend for environmental activists and celebrities calling for people to not use crackers in order to keep the pollution levels down and also because stray animals and pets get anxiety attacks after hearing the loud sounds.


Rohit Sharma called hypocrite for advising his fans over Diwali

Indian limited over vice-captain and Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma was one of the many cricketers who took to Twitter in order to wish his fans on the occasion of Diwali and also gave them a sound piece of advice in the same vein. Rohit Sharm posted a video for his fans and advised them not to burst crackers.

He shared a video showing a dog being scared by the sounds of the bursting of crackers and asked the people to keep them in mind before going forward and enjoying with bombs and loud sounding things. “Happy Diwali to all my fellow Indians. Let’s hope this Diwali brings more light and shine to us. Let’s light up Diwali with diyas and keep these furry ones in mind before bursting any crackers. It was horrible to see them this scared,” he wrote.

Rohit Sharma will be leading the Indian team against Bangladesh in the three-match T20I series starting 3rd November in Delhi. With Kohli rested, Rohit and his young co. will be looking forward to taking on the Tigers who will be looking forward to registering their first win in this format. Meanwhile, the stand-in Indian captain’s advice for his fans proved to be detrimental as his followers and the general public on Twitter called him out for his advice.

The fans called him hypocrite, after digging out his old tweets in which he professed his love for crackers and also pointed out the use of fireworks in IPL matches where he leads Mumbai Indians. Here are some of the tweets from his followers asking him to follow his own sayings.

Here’s how Twitter reacted