Mumbai: Don't be fooled by the sound of those humble figures. It's just a clever ploy by big-shot bookies who are using those terms to accept bets worth crores on the semis and final.
If a top bookie is heard accepting dus rupaiya for a bet, don't be fooled by the humble figure. The measly amount actually means Rs 10 lakh. Whatever else they have done, the last four World Cup matches, and the Indo-Pak tussle on Wednesday, have definitely given betting parlance a fillip.
The Cricket World Cup has spawned a new jargon for big-shot bookies, who have become so used to dealing in lump sums that they had to coin simpler, modest new terms to signify the huge amounts. For instance, sau (or hundred) actually means Rs 1 crore in betting circles, and the word is being thrown around pretty casually these days.