Delhi pollution: Watch Virat Kohli urge citizens of the capital to 'act to make the situation better'

India's Test captain Virat Kohli has taken to Instagram to share his thoughts about the pollution levels in the nation's capital. The combined effect of firecrackers during Diwali and burning crop fields in the region has left an already heavily polluted Delhi engulfed in smog. The air quality in the capital city is so poor that schools have been shut down, and two Ranji Trophy games have been cancelled as well. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has even called the smog filled city a 'gas chamber'.

The developments have shocked Kohli, who is a resident of Delhi himself, prompting him to make an urgent plea to his fellow 'Delhi-ites' to remedy the situation by being 'intelligent' and 'sensible' by not harming the environment any further.

Kohli also posted preservation-oriented messages on Twitter:

Kohli stressed the importance of preserving the environment for future generations by saying, "If we don't act, there are going to be massive problems in future. The kids are going to suffer with diseases. So, look after your family members, look after the children whose future really depends on how we look after current situation and make it better for them."

Kohli is currently in Rajkot, where he is set to lead the Indian cricket team in the first Test of their series against England. This is India's golden opportunity to get retribution for the defeat England handed them in the previous Test series.

Watch Kohli's message below:


Updated Date: Nov 08, 2016 16:29 PM

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