Saturday, 1 August 2020
On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakrid, the sports fraternity on Saturday took to social media to extend their greetings. From Indian cricket stars like Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan to Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo, sports stars from around the world tweeted their greetings to fans.
However, unlike other years, Bakrid celebrations are low-key this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. "Eid-Al-Adah mubarak. Wishing you happiness, success and peace," Yuvraj Singh wrote on his Twitter handle."Eid Mubarak!! Best wishes for a joyful #EidAlAdha to all celebrating. Have a good one," tweeted batting star Rohit Sharma.Sharing a picture with his brother Yusuf and his father, Irfan Pathan wrote: "May we all sacrifice our ego this Eid.sabhi ko pathan family ke taraf Eid Mubarak".
"Eid Mubarak to everyone Stay Blessed with your family & have a great Eid!" tweeted Suresh Raina.Former Sri Lanka cricketer Kumar Sangakkara also wished his fans on the auspicious day.Manchester United footballer Odion Ighalo also took to Twitter to wish "all my Muslim families".
In India, Eid al-Adha is being celebrated on August 1. The festival was also celebrated on Friday (July 31) in many countries across the world, according to the date announced by Saudi Arabia. But the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid has said, Bakrid will be celebrated on Saturday as per the citing of the moon.President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday had urged people to follow COVID-19 guidelines while celebrating Bakrid on Saturday. President Kovind said this is an occasion to share happiness and promote harmony on Eid al-Adha.