Bharat Pe reported that the UPI transactions in India was halted during ICC T20 WC India Pakistan Cricket Match on Sunday 23rd Oct. With Virat Kohli innings being one of his bests – the public in India were really enjoying the game live.
Because there was thrilling match people didn’t bother about their Diwali shopping whether they were online or offline. However, online UPI transactions were being monitored by several companies. Bharat Pay reported the same.
Bharat Pay UPI transactions volume was up as high as 15% around 10:30 – 12:30 AM and it start declining when the match started at 1:30 PM. The transactions volume declined further while Pakistan was batting during first inning of the match. UPI transaction resumed for some time when the first inning was ended for the score of 159.
But again around 3:30PM when Indian openers started the inning it further went down again.
The sharpest decline in UPI transaction volume was seen in the last overs of the match when Virat Kohli was playing his sensational innings smashing an unbeaten 82 off 53 balls. The transaction volumes steeply declined from (-)6 per cent at around 4:45 pm (as compared with the 9:00 am levels) to as much as around (-)20 per cent at around 5:30 pm, when India claimed the victory.
Later, as soon as the match got over, the shopping spree resumed and the transaction volumes sharply recovered from around 20 per cent down as compared with the 9:00 am level in the morning to about 5-6 per cent up after 6:00 pm on Sunday.
UPI transactions from 9 a.m. yesterday till evening – as the match became interesting, online shopping stopped – and sharp rebound after the match!
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