New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received massive praise from all corners of the country for the government's decision to curb corruption by banning 500 and 1000 rupee notes.
As Modi announced the landmark decision on Wednesday evening, several celebrities hailed his masterstroke on Twitter.
Indian cricket coach Anil Kumble, who usually posts only cricket-based stuff, could not stop himself from praising government's decision.
Kumble wrote on his Twitter account, "Massive googly bowled by our Hon. PM @narendramodi today. Well done Sir! Proud of you!!"
Massive googly bowled by our Hon. PM @narendramodi today. Well done Sir! Proud of you!!
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) November 8, 2016
1,000 and 500 rupee notes will cease to be legal tender from November 8 midnight and those who are in possession of these notes can deposit the notes in their accounts in banks and post offices from 10th of this month to 30th of December this year.
In a special nationwide televised address yesterday evening in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said those who are unable to deposit the notes within the deadline for some reasons, can change them till 31st of March next year by furnishing ID proof.
He said new currency notes of 500 and 2000 rupees denomination notes to be introduced. He said, RBI has decided to limit the notes with higher value.