Indian cricketers led by captain Virat Kohli, allrounder Hardik Pandya and the legendary Sachin Tendulkar extended their wishes on the occasion of Holi on Tuesday. Also Read - Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Mary Kom Participate in Lights Off Challenge as Sporting Fraternity Unite in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic by Lighting Candles, Lamps

“Wishing everyone a joyful and a safe Holi. May the festivities bring a lot of colors to your life. 😇 #HappyHoli,” wrote Kohli, , who recently returned after leading India on the tour of New Zealand, on Twitter. Also Read - Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Urge Indian Citizens to Show Solidarity With Health Warriors; Support PM Narendra Modi's Initiative To Light Candles at 9 PM



Tendulkar posted his greeting in Hindi, wishing for happiness, peace and exaltation in each Indian’s life.



“सभी देशवासियों को होली की शुभकामनाएं। मैं कामना करता हूँ यह होली आपके जीवन में खुशियों के रंग, शांति और नई उमंगे लेकर आए। #Holi #होलीहै” Tendulkar wrote.

A fit-again Pandya, who has been named in India’s squad for a three-match home ODI series against South Africa, posted a series of pictures with his fiance, brother Krunal and sister-in-law celebrating holi.

“Happy holidays from the Pandyas Red heart #Holi hai,” Pandya posted.

Veteran pacer Ishant Sharma, whose New Zealand tour ended with an ankle injury after the first Test,  wrote, “Heartfelt greetings to everyone on the occasion of Holi! May god bless you with wisdom, power, bliss and happiness! Have a safe & a colourful one!”

India will face South Africa in a three-match ODI series starting March 12.