Vijay Mallya drops in at Virat's dinner, Team India hotfoots it home

by Steven Clarke June 7, 2017, 11:59

Sources told TOI that his presence made the Indian team uncomfortable enough to leave a bit early.

This, however, isn't the first time that Mallya has taken a jibe at Indian media as well as government agencies that have failed to get him back from United Kingdom to put him under trial for defaulting loans worth Rs 9000 crores that he owes to several Indian banks via his now defunct Kingfisher Airlines.

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Former owner of Kohli's Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Mallya is now out on bail in London despite being wanted in India.

Vijay Mallya sat in the VIP stands for India vs Pakistan at ICC Champions Trophy.

A BCCI source present at the event confirmed that Kohli and the Indian team were "uncomfortable" due to Mallya's presence.

The Justice and Care organisation raises funds for the fight against human trafficking.

Vijay Mallya attends the charity event.

Mallya concedes it was a disappointing race weekend for Force India which promised a lot more and hopes his team can use those positives gained from Monaco to strengthen its charge in Montreal.

A top BCCI official said that, "Look, Virat or his foundation never invited Mallya at the function".

Sachin Tendulkar and Alan Wilkins has also attended the event.

"The Indian team wasn't comfortable and they maintained a dignified distance from Mallya".

While India TV could not independently verify the photo of Mallya with Gavaskar, but the liquor baron was wearing the same attire seen in other photos shared from the match. "It was an unavoidable situation as one couldn't have possibly asked him to leave", the source said.


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