In India, anything is possible, especially when it comes to cricket. So when a cricket tournament in Bhopal saw the Man of the Match received 5 litres of petrol as an award, the internet surely went abuzz.
The cricket tournament highlighted the petrol price – which has been on an increase – problem in a unique way. In simple words, the man of the match of the final was awarded 5 litres of petrol. The final was played on Sunday and a cricketer named Salauddin Abbasi won the Man of the Match award.
— Adarsh Gupta (@AdarshGSports) March 2, 2021
That smile when you get 5 liter petrol in Man of the match pic.twitter.com/qP1vFNypN5
— ROFL Raju (@Rofl_Raju_) March 1, 2021
I was legit joking in the earlier tweet. Now someone really gifted 5L petrol as a man of the match prize
— Cricket Beyond Entertainment (@Cric_Beyond_Ent) March 1, 2021
The rising petrol prices across the country hit the common man hard. Just a few days back, a petrol pump in Karur district offered one-litre free petrol for children who recited ‘Thirukkural’ couplets without any mistakes.
The petrol pump, which is owned by Valluvar Agencies near Nagampalli village in Aravakurichi introduced this offer on January 16 to mark Thiruvalluvar Day.
Around the same time, a photo of a man posing with a cricket bat and a helmet in front of a petrol pump went viral. The man posed like he has scored a century, which was a sarcastic dig at the petrol prices touching the Rs 100 mark.