Demonetization greatest move in history of Indian politics: Virat Kohli
Indian Cricket captain Virat Kohli is super ‘impressed’ by the government’s demonetization drive, hailing it as the ‘greatest move in history of Indian politics’.
“For me, it is the greatest move I have seen in the history of Indian politics by far, hands down. I have been so impressed by it. It’s unbelievable what’s happening,” Kohli told reporters on the eve of the second Test in Visakhapatnam.
The 28-year-old batsman also shared an incident where he forgot that the notes he was carrying were defunct.
“I was actually going to pay my hotel bills in Rajkot and I was taking out the old money and I forgot that it isn’t of any use anymore,” he said.
Unlike the rest, who are scampering to exchange old notes amid the chaos, the cricketer said he might give out some old notes in the form of a memorabilia.
“I could have actually signed on it and given it to people, they are that useless now,” Kohli laughed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes on November 8 in a bid to curb corruption and black money.
The move has since then drawn both criticism and acclaim from different sections of the society.