Indian captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to demonetize the existing 500 and 1000 rupees notes as the greatest move he had seen in Indian politics.
Kohli was addressing a press-conference ahead of the second Test match against England when a scribe asked whether he was facing any problems with the cash crunch the masses are facing after PM Modi’s demonetisation. In reply, Kohli gave an interesting answer.
Kohli said that he did face a small problem when he was in Rajkot.
” When I was checking out of the hotel at Rajkot, I paid the bill using the old notes. They refused to take them and then I realised that they were useless,” he added.
He laughed off the problem with a joke.
” I could have signed the notes and gave them to people,” he said.
He further said demonetisation was the greatest move he saw ever in Indian politics.
” I have been so impressed with it,” he told the reporters.
Though Virat Kohli has been impressed by the move, general public is struggling with the state of affairs as long queues were seen outside ATM machines and banks across Delhi. It is the sixth day of PM Modi’s demonetisation, but the government have not been able to provide cash to people as they don’t have cash even to buy basic amenities.