India celebrated Diwali with aplomb on Sunday and the cricket starts were not one to shy away from showing off their participation in the festivities. They had earlier uploaded videos and posts of themselves wishing the armed forces on the occasion and thanking them for their tireless service for the country.
Indian cricketers seemed to be happy to be back with their families after their emphatic victory over New Zealand. India and New Zealand were tied 2-2 going into the last match of the ODI series on Saturday but the decider turned out to be a cakewalk for the hosts with the Kiwis managing to make just 79 runs in reply to India’s 269. Amit Mishra led the decimation of the New Zealand innings with five wickets to show.
MS Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Dhoni uploaded a few photos on her Instagram account. The photos showed Captain Cool celebrating Diwali with his wife and daughter. Dhoni is away from international duty now until the end of the Christmas break. India will next face England in a five-match Test series nad will be led by Virat Kohli.
Ajinkya Rahane also uploaded photo of a rangoli designed by his wife. Former cricketer VVS Laxman wished Happy Diwali on his twitter account. Laxman was part of the commentary team for the Indian New Zealand series and also uploaded images of the commentators in traditional Indian attire during the final ODI. Harbhajan Singh uploaded a daper photo of himself on his Instagram account.
Indian cricketers weren’t the only ones celebrating the Festival of Lights. West Indies all rounder Kieron Pollard uploaded a photo on his Instagram account in which he and his son and daughter are dressed in traditional Indian attire. Dale Steyn also posted a phot on his twitter handle in which he is seen enjoying with fellow South African pacer Morne Morkel and a few other friends and wished Happy Diwali.