India's sportsmen present Diwali greetings on Twitter

India's sporting fraternity on Twitter expressed their good wishes on the occasion of Diwali.

Sachin Tendulkar was one of a number of Indian sportsmen who chose to dedicate the occasion of Diwali to India's soldiers.   -  Sachin Tendulkar's Twitter account (@sachin_rt)

India's sporting fraternity took to Twitter to celebrate Diwali and spread wishes on the auspicious occasion.

A few of India's sportsmen, including Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Kaif and Yuvraj chose the occasion to salute India's armed forces for their efforts to protect the country.

Tendulkar posted: "Snow-capped mountains, blazing deserts, dense forests & a lot more couldn't stop them. Let us send our love & #Sandesh2Soldiers this Diwali."

Kaif, the former India batsman, wrote: "This Diwali,pls light a lamp for our soldiers &Martyrs. Offer them a seat while in a bus or train. #Sandesh2Soldiers.





V.V.S. Laxman, the former India middle-order batsman, wished a 'Happy Dhanteras'. He wrote: "Wish you and your dear ones a very Happy Dhanteras."

India's Kabaddi captain, who lifted the World Cup won by the home team in Ahmedabad only last week, also wished a 'Happy Dhanteras'. He wrote: "Happy Dhanteras to all! May Indian Athletes get more and more Gold to our country every year. #GoforGold #Happydhanteras"

Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh chose the occasion to salute India's jawans. He wrote: "Saluting our jawans & their courage! My #Sandesh2Soldiers PM @narendramodi @bcci #HappyDiwali"

India's fast bowler Umesh Yadav wished a 'Happy Dhanteras' too. He posted: "May this Dhanteras Light up new dreams,fresh hopes, undiscovered avenues.⁰Happy Dhanteras to you all and your family."

India's No. 1 badminton player Saina Nehwal posted a video on Twitter, wishing everyone a 'Happy Diwali'.