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By Vaishvedhidha | Sep 06, 2019 05:42 PM

Drinks have become increasingly costly with any decent drink costing in thousands. The cost for drinking outside one's house is steadily increasing but none of us would have had the misfortune of paying millions for one beer.

Cricket writer charged nearly Rs 5 million for one beer!

An Australian cricket writer who was covering Ashes had the dark fate written as he paid nearly Rs 5 million for his beer by mistake. The man, Peter Lalor, took it to Twitter to declare how he made history.

He was charged AUD 99,983.64 (Roughly 5 million INR) in the Malmaison Hotel, Manchester, for one beer. What was worst was he realised it only after paying for it. Taking it to Twitter, he uploaded a picture of the beer captioning it as "See this beer? That is the most expensive beer in history. I paid $99,983.64 for it in the Malmaison Hotel, Manchester the other night. Seriously."

It's a good beer. The original version of it won a heap of awards, including the Supreme Champion Beer of Britain, but if you are thinking that no beer is worth the best part of $100,000, then I am inclined to agree with you ... Anyway, I didn’t have my reading glasses when she presented me with a bill for the beer and when she had some problems with the machine I didn’t think much of it, but it was eventually resolved, I said I didn’t want a receipt and she went to leave ... Something, however, made me ask 'how much did I just pay for that beer'. She checked, covered her mouth, started to giggle and refused to tell me, saying only there had been a mistake and she would fix it. I insisted ... She kept giggling, I told her it needed to be fixed and fixed right now. She ran to get her manager who took the situation far more seriously and went about attempting to arrange a refund. She told me somebody would be in contact. Three days later I’m still waiting ... Then came the call from home. The sum of $99,983.64 had been removed from our account. And, there’d been a transaction fee of $2,499.59 to add to the pain. The fee has been refunded but not the larger amount," he said in a series of tweets.

Moral of the story, he says, "Always find your glasses when presented with a bill." BBC reports, the hotelier said that they are investigating and will resolve it soon.