Mumbai Invokes God Sachin, Prays Petrol Prices Fall in “Nervous Nineties”

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Mumbai Invokes God Sachin, Prays Petrol Prices Fall in “Nervous Nineties”

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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etrol price in Mumbai is on its way to make its debut century soon, probably in lesser time than it takes Virat Kohli to lose all his reviews in a Test match. Except soothing words from the honourable Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, that the state government is working on various proposals to give relief to the people, Mumbaikars have nothing else to fall back on. They are as disappointed as all of India has been with Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul’s performance in the ongoing England Test series.

With no respite in sight on fuel prices, they are hoping the God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, will intervene and come to their rescue. Mumbaikars hope the rise in petrol prices will go the Sachin way – simply crawl after reaching the 90 mark. Wonder who will be India’s Shane Warne or James Anderson. Who will come along and end the stellar run of petrol? Maybe Elon Musk and cars that run on weed.

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