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Cricketers and sports professionals react to the Indian Government's move on currency

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Cricketers and sports professionals react to the Prime Minister's surgical strike to curb corruption and black money.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move caught the nation off-guard

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unprecedented announcement pertaining to the immediate scrapping of the Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 currency notes, the nation scrambled to the closest ATM. While the move caught the country off-guard, the Government felt the dramatic move was necessary to combat terror financing, corruption and black money.

As the news started to trickle in about the new Rs.500 and Rs.2,000 notes in circulation, people took to social media to express their views. Sports professional weren’t going to sit back and watch the moment pass.

They took twitter by storm. 

Virender Sehwag didn’t waste any time and was quick to put up this tweet. 

Mohammad Kaif wasn’t going to sit this one out and quickly whipped up a picture to suit the moment.

Harbhajan Singh, meanwhile, congratulated the move.

As the Prime Minister said, “these notes will just be paper from tomorrow,” Iqbal Abdullah wasted no time in putting his Rs.1,000 note to good use. 

The ‘voice of Indian cricket’ chose to play it straight and struck a cautious note in this tweets. 


Former India stumper Parthiv Patel lauded the move as well. 

Anil Kumble stuck to his preferred jargon to send out a message to PM Modi. 

Yet another Indian spinner congratulates Narendra Modi for his brilliant move. 

Former Indian women’s skipper Anjum Chopra too gave her views on this.

Aakash Chopra, always the analytical one, threw his ‘two cents’ as well. 

Media professional Chetan Narula realised that he had a problem on his hands rather quickly.

Meanwhile, Golfer Sharmila Nicollet lauded the Prime Minister as well.

And finally, boxer Vijender Singh, threw one straight from the ring. 



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