Yuvraj Singh last played for India in the West Indies tour of 2017    Getty Images
Yuvraj Singh last played for India in the West Indies tour of 2017 Getty Images

Are we set for a smoke-free Diwali in Delhi and NCR this year? On Monday the Supreme Court (SC) banned the sale of fireworks ahead of the annual festival on October 19. The poor air quality in Delhi and other metro cities in India are rising concern to the increase in health hazards. Yuvraj Singh rightly came in support of a pollution-free Diwali and was pilloried by many on Twitter.

On Sunday, Yuvraj as a responsible public figure tweeted a video where he spoke about the hazards due to smoke and urged his fans to not use crackers during Diwali. He also called for lighting of lamps since it is the Festival of Lights.

Yuvraj ended up facing the wrath of Twitterati. Some accused him being anti-Hindu. Some others mentioned animal slaughter of animals during festival of other religions. Some advised him to stop using air-conditioning and start using plastic bats in order to save trees. However, a few posted a sensible argument asking ‘what about the firecracker industry’?

https://twitter.com/amaraharish/status/917047995698339840

https://twitter.com/igaurav1234/status/917049228039352320

https://twitter.com/igaurav1234/status/917069170671366144

https://twitter.com/tanaysri94/status/917071268150632448

https://twitter.com/Piyushkshahi/status/917047411398254593

https://twitter.com/Kailaashnaath/status/917075973870198784

https://twitter.com/kssansari/status/917049680491569152

https://twitter.com/AMIT_GUJJU/status/917087118870052866

https://twitter.com/Thesanjoy/status/917070703727329281

https://twitter.com/rajkumar1991/status/917049646282817536

https://twitter.com/sachin_chavhan/status/917093984970842112

https://twitter.com/palitkiller/status/917080641434411008

https://twitter.com/SSRPillai/status/917066596127973376

https://twitter.com/ViditloveYuvraj/status/917046331297820677

https://twitter.com/KarnikPadha/status/917225029946941440

https://twitter.com/quest_illusion/status/917274029177954304

https://twitter.com/aapsepoochon/status/917050585916039173

Yuvraj however found some support as well.

https://twitter.com/aadarsh_khanna/status/917254018312790016

https://twitter.com/RibsGully/status/917116292422811649

https://twitter.com/chauhan1208/status/917096231939145728

https://twitter.com/iamAkshaysOm/status/917067878167232512

https://twitter.com/ovshake42/status/917312533006036992

Being a cancer survivor, he understands the plight of the smoke-affected better.

Yuvraj last played for India in the ODI series in the West Indies tour. He was also a part of the Champions Trophy 2017 team, a tournament where India ended as runners-up.