We all know why liquor baron Vijay Mallya has been grabbing headline lately. After being arrested and the released on bail in London, he made news after he was spotted at the historic India vs Pakistan match during ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on Sunday. And while his presence at the match did not bother much people, what people couldn’t digest was when he landed up at ‘charity dinner’ organised by Virat Kohli’s foundation. Yes, you read it right.
Vijay Mallya attended the Virat Kohli’s Charity Ball on Monday even when he was NOT invited by the cricketer. However, he got completely ignored by the Indian cricket team, and maintained a safe distance. In fact, the presence of Vijay Mallya forced the Indian team to leave early so that controversies should be avoided.
According to media reports, a BCCI source said –
‘Look, Virat or his foundation never invited Mallya at the function. But normally what happens at the charity dinner is that someone who has bought a table is entitled to invite his guests. Similarly, someone who bought a table must have invited him…The Indian team wasn’t comfortable and they maintained a dignified distance from Mallya. Mallya’s presence is one of the reason that team left early. The players were very uncomfortable. It was an unavoidable situation as one couldn’t have possibly asked him to leave.’
Well, the Indian government is trying to extradite Mallya from UK for the alleged unpaid debts of around Rs 9000 crore.