Watch: Virat Kohli saddened by Delhi pollution, makes emotional appeal to save nature

In a series of tweets Kohli appealed the people in the national capital to keep the environment clean and green.

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New Delhi, Nov 7: In an attempt to create awareness in the wake of crisis over prevailing pollution in the national capital region, Team India's Test skipper Virat Kohli has sent out a message to the people.

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Kohli took to Twitter to upload a video in which he said, "Schools are getting closed, sporting events are getting cancelled and it's a situation that is only getting worse by the day."

Watch: Heartbroken by Delhi pollution, Virat Kohli appeals Delhiites to save nature

In a series of tweets, the 28-year-old cricketer appealed to the people in the national capital to keep the environment clean and green.

"If we don't act, there is going to be massive problems in the future," he further said, "Kids are going to suffer with diseases. So look after your families, look after your children whose future really depends on how we act in the current situation and make it better for them. It is my humble request to act in a responsible manner, be aware, and please don't do things that are harming the environment even more. Lets get together, Delhiites, and start making a difference, because it's very very important."

Virat Kohli appeals Delhiites to save nature

Kohli took to Twitter to upload a video in which he said, "Schools are getting closed, sporting events are getting cancelled and it's a situation that is only getting worse by the day."

Kohli appeals Delhiites to save environment

In a series of tweets Kohli appealed the people in the national capital to keep the environment clean and green.

Virat Kohli has sent out a message to the people

In a series of tweets Kohli appealed the people in the national capital to keep the environment clean and green.

Post Diwali, pollution has touched a new high in Delhi

The severity of air pollution and dense smog cover in the capital on Sunday (Nov 6) led to the cancellation of the Ranji Trophy encounter between Delhi and Gujarat at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on the second day itself.

People are facing trouble in breathing in Delhi

Delhi smog has posed a threat to several lives and environmental conditions have changed dramatically in the NCR.

People complained of burning sensation in their eyes

Players had complained of burning sensation in their eyes and breathing problems after warm-up on Saturday. The Bengal players were seen wearing anti-pollution masks as they left the venue.

Kohli, at present, is in Rajkot and preparing for the first Test match against England starting Wednesday (Nov 9). England's Prime Minister Theresa May, who is on her maiden visit to India, is likely to attend the opening day of the first Test between the two teams. 

The severity of air pollution and dense smog cover in the capital on Sunday (Nov 6) led to the cancellation of the Ranji Trophy encounter between Delhi and Gujarat at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on the second day itself.

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Both Bengal and Gujarat teams left Delhi on Monday (Nov 7) for Kolkata and Ahmedabad respectively. Players had complained of burning sensation in their eyes and breathing problems after warm-up on Saturday. The Bengal players were seen wearing anti-pollution masks as they left the venue.

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