Demonetisation is greatest move in history of Indian politics, says Virat Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation move and called it the 'greatest ever move.'

Written by Sriram Veera | Visakhapatnam | Updated: November 16, 2016 10:23 pm
virat kohli, kohli, narendra modi, modi, demonetisation, rs 500, rs 1000, india money, kohli demonetisation, india news, sports news Virat Kohli was speaking to media on the eve of the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam. (Source: Reuters File)

Indian captain Virat Kohli is absolutely floored by Narendra Modi’s demonetisation drive, calling it 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,” said Kohli on the eve of the second Test in Visakhapatnam.

He also shared an incident how he forgot that old notes were no longer in use. “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 then talked about how he is going to use the old notes. ” 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 on November 8 that notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 will no longer be considered legal beginning November 9.

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    Aid
    Nov 16, 2016 at 7:55 am
    At least virat came forward to say something lt;br/gt;Most of the people criticising negatively lt;br/gt;But what happened to Sachin or other big icons because they are reserving seat from all the parties lt;br/gt;And they will be running around to save their black money
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      Bharat
      Nov 16, 2016 at 9:24 am
      I am urging people that we choose this govt to work ,, so ask question its ur right .. dont act like slave .. mistakes happen ,, but question them will not allow to repeat them .. we voted them bcoz we were suffer from curroption price rise etc,, in 2 years time we suffer double what we did in 2014 .. its time now to ask question and ask for accounting ... why should we pay the price all the time ...
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        Bharat
        Nov 16, 2016 at 9:21 am
        come one bro,, govt doesnt think about backup plan or tackle the situation for hospitals, kids etc .. please think as INDIAN not as party memeber .. we should raise the voice if something is not good.. we choose them to work not for speaches .. i compagn for bjp during 2014 but i cant see people sufferinf fro this and prise rise etc ..sorry but m honest and i will question if something wrong
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          Bharat
          Nov 16, 2016 at 9:02 am
          hahaha m big fan of Virat ,, is is master cl after Tendulkar,, but VIrat as far i know u never read history as u were not good in education ..
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            abhilyan
            Nov 16, 2016 at 8:52 am
            I am 62 and have been hoping that the inevitable Congress Government of those days of 60s, 70s and 80s would have the courage to demonitise the respective higher denomination notes. But alas!! Nehru's government or other Congress governments thereafter never showed the moral courage to do that. This governance has brought India to such a state that at my age I have no hopes for this country.lt;br/gt;However, whether Modi's government is good or bad I don't know, but they seem to have the courage to do it. The w nation, if it can be called that yet, must stand up support him and isolate the Kejriwals, the UP amma, the bengal Amma and the very opportunistic CPM. lt;br/gt;It is very heartening to hear Kohli comment on it openly. May all celebrities come out in one voice to support of all actions that might eventually wake up the soul of India and give it back its Brahma-téja.
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              anandkumar
              Nov 16, 2016 at 8:49 am
              Thanks Virat, Correct to say. People are all very happy. Politician's are not happy. So Politician's against in Government. Mamtha is very range decision making. People's all are supported.
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                Arpan
                Nov 16, 2016 at 9:51 am
                We said dear catain.
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                  Arpan
                  Nov 16, 2016 at 9:51 am
                  Well said dear captain
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                    Balgit
                    Nov 16, 2016 at 12:10 pm
                    lost all respect. Wake up before u realize you are gone
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                      BVP
                      Nov 16, 2016 at 12:40 pm
                      People of India, please unite and stay together. I am a middle cl person and understand how the below middle cles are affected, and that Modi's government should have catered for them in his plans - but that said, no pain no gain. It is a good first step but the success is in all of us staying together as one. Jai hind.
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                        sb
                        Nov 16, 2016 at 8:38 am
                        Temporary Pain for all, Long term Gains.lt;br/gt;Its a collective effort now and everyone is a part of it by sharing a little of that painlt;br/gt;for our own future. lt;br/gt;Great job by PM Modi.
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                          MIGHTY BOMBER
                          Nov 16, 2016 at 4:50 pm
                          If by playing only seven test match or in other words giving only 35 days of your life you become a crorepati, only then you can say that demonetization is a great move. India is not limited to cities, a lot of Indians live in rural areas and they are badly effected. Demonetisation is the worst move in history of Indian politics.
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                            MIGHTY BOMBER
                            Nov 16, 2016 at 6:31 pm
                            Who are you ? nothing to anyone despite doing everything. sorry you learned one extra thing i.e. lurking in dark.
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                              zafar gani
                              Nov 16, 2016 at 8:07 am
                              Feku, pl give khel ratna to Kohli. He deserves it now. kohli's inclusion in ur youth brigade will help u to get some seats in Delhi.
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                                Mukesh Goswami
                                Nov 16, 2016 at 10:03 am
                                Just focus on cricket else u lose a match and all India will hold this statement agst u.. none asked u and why invite trouble..
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                                  Anonymous
                                  Nov 18, 2016 at 11:29 am
                                  Seriously?when u are getting paid crores for shampoo ads,you can afford to joke about signing and giving away Rs500.Feel for millions of indians whose hard earned money became worthless overnight.Dont play politics when the country is bleeding.
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                                    Mr. Rawat
                                    Nov 16, 2016 at 6:53 pm
                                    Good one..Please take My Namo Black Money Challenge #namoblackmoneychallengelt;br/gt;
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                                      jagats
                                      Nov 16, 2016 at 5:26 pm
                                      RBI Guv is in a position to reduce interest rates now. This done, the growth will pick up.
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                                        jagats
                                        Nov 16, 2016 at 5:36 pm
                                        Wonder, whether or not the FM, CEA and RBI guv were in the loop, as far as the secret demonetisation plan was concerned. If they were indeed in the loop, then the present chaos should not be happening.
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                                          ashok
                                          Nov 16, 2016 at 6:58 am
                                          Sad they only know cricket. Call this foolish move as greatest... tragedy of not understanding.
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                                            khjkhj
                                            Nov 16, 2016 at 5:53 pm
                                            ya and you are god father to everyone who have learned everything without doing anything.sorry you learned one extra thing i.e barking .
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