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Virat Kohli hails demonetisation as 'Greatest move in the history of Indian politics'

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India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [Published on:16 Nov 2016, 13:16:18]

Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli welcomed the Indian Prime Minister's decision to demonetise the ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes, calling it the ”greatest move in history of Indian politics”.

"For me, it's the greatest move I've seen in the history of Indian politics by far, hands down. I've been so impressed by it. It's unbelievable," Kohli told the news conference on the eve of the second Test against England here. 

With Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes ceasing to be a legal tender, Kohli said he could now put his autograph on them and distribute to his fans. 

"I was taking out my old money while paying my hotel bill in Rajkot. I forgot that it's not of any use anymore. I could have actually signed on it and given it to people. It's that useless now," he said on a lighter note. 

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.

(With agency input)

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