Christmas is being celebrated today across
the world. December 25 marks the birth of Christ every year, and people around the world
enjoy the festival as the year nears the end. Irrespective of their countries and
the religions they belong to, people join the chorus in celebrating one of the
world’s biggest festivals – Christmas.

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As the world celebrates this year’s
holiday amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the sporting fraternity has also extended
Christmas greetings to their fans, taking to the social media platforms. On
Saturday, several sportspersons took to Twitter to wish their fans and
followers on the occasion of Merry Christmas.

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Here are some of the tweets:

“With a full heart, I wish you all a
Merry Christmas (translated from Portuguese),” Manchester United and
Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo wrote on Twitter with a family photo.

“Different years, same feeling! Merry
Christmas everyone,” legendary India batter Sachin Tendulkar wished his fans
on the microblogging site.

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“Wishing everyone comfort and joy,
health and happiness. Merry Christmas to all the people celebrating across the
world,” India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja wrote on Twitter.

“Wishing a very merry Christmas to
everyone celebrating,” former India batter Wasim Jaffer tweeted an image
on social media.

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“The gift of happiness, the gift of
peace, the gift of prosperity. I hope you can unwrap all these gifts on this
Christmas day! Wishing all of you a season that’s merry and bright,”
former India batter and current NCA chief VVS Laxman tweeted.

“The Fernandes family wish you a very
merry Christmas,” Manchester United and Portugal playmaker Bruno Fernandes
captioned a family photo on Twitter.

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“Merry Christmas from us to you,”
Manchester City and Belgium star Kevin de Bruyne tweeted a picture with his

“Merry Christmas to everyone stay
blessed and happy,” Afghanistan cricketer Rashid Khan tweeted.

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“Merry Christmas!” former England
cricketer Kevin Pietersen tweeted.

While football leagues across Europe
will return to the field after the Christmas and winter break, the Premier
League in England will have a fixture ready on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas.

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Meanwhile, in cricket, Australia will take
on England in Melbourne in famous Boxing Day Test while India face South Africa
in the first Test in Centurion.