The rising prices of fuels across the country have hit the common man harder than ever. Petrol and diesel prices which rose to new all-time high since January this year remained unchanged for the fourth consecutive day across all states. The prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders were also hiked by Rs 25 on Monday across the four metro cities.
Many including opposition parties have been taking pot shots at the government for the all-time high fuel prices. Several users took to social media to express their anger on the raging issue. Adding to the chorus of angry commuters and citizens, the most popular game in India too was roped in. Arecently concluded cricket tournament in Bhopal highlighted the burning issue of the fuel prices in a unique way. According to a photo that went viral on social media and set the internet abuzz, the Man of the Match of the domestic tournament was awarded with five litres of petrol.
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The cricket tournament was played on Sunday and the player awarded the prized fuel was identified as Salauddin Abbasi. According to reports, the tournament was organised by Congress leader Manoj Shukla. The Bhopal cricket match’s unique protest on the raging national issue is not the lone one. In January this year, a petrol pump in Tamil Nadu’s Karur district offered one-litre of free petrol to children who recited ‘Thirukkural’ couplets without mistake.
Around the same time, another photo went viral on social media. It showed a man dressed as a cricketer, with a cricket bat and a helmet in front of a petrol pump. The man posed like he’s just scored a hundred in a match. His act was a form of protest and a sarcastic dig at the rising fuel prices which will soon touch the three-figure mark of Rs 100.