Dubai: India’s cricket stars have wished their fans a happy Holi — with many urging followers to ensure they keep to the COVID-19 pandemic safety protocols and stay at home during the festival.
“Happy Holi. May this festival of colours bring you happiness, love and joy. Stay safe everyone,” said India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan.
“Wishing everyone a very Happy Holi. Hope you all are celebrating safely at home with friends and family,” said India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane.
“May the festival of colours bring joy to our lives. Wishing you a very happy holi. Stay safe, celebrate responsibly,” said wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who had to miss the entirety of the home series against England due to an injury he sustained in Australia, also wished fans a happy Holi. “Happy holi everyone. May the almighty bless our lives with colours of happiness, peace and joy. Stay home and stay safe,” he said.
“Love and warm wishes to everyone celebrating Holi today! Wishing everyone a fun, safe and joyous festival of colours,” said wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant.
“May the auspicious festival of Holi fill everyone’s life with the colours of love, success and new beginnings! Stay safe by celebrating from home with your loved ones! Happy Holi,” said former player Yuvraj Singh.
“Happy Holi,” tweeted veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh.
“May the auspicious occasion of Holi bring positive energy, hope and the optimism to achieve success. Spread the colours of love and joy on this happy occasion. Wishing all of you a very happy Holi,” said former batsman VVS Laxman.