Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya was booed by a section of India supporters as he entered the Oval field to watch India’s crucial ICC Champions Trophy encounter against South Africa on Sunday. Mallya, who caused a lot of embarrassment for the Indian cricket team when he dropped in at Virat Kohli Foundation’s ‘Charity Dinner’, was in for some shame when he along with companion entered the stadium.
Wearing a black trouser and a sky blue blazer, Mallya was entering through well known Sir Jack Hobbs Gate when a couple of supporters began yelling ‘Chor, Chor (Thief, Thief).”
One fan, actually, began shooting his entrance as another yelled “Woh dekho chor jaa raha hain andar, chor (Look the thief is entering the stadium).”
Mallya for a fleeting second looked back before showing his customary non-challance while making his way to the Hospitality Box.
The Indian government has been desperately trying for Mallya’s extradition. The previous UB group chief fled the nation a year ago and has unpaid debts close to the tune of Rs 9000 crore taken as loans from different Indian banks.
A couple days back, Indian team had to leave Kohli’s Charity Dinner function early to avoid having any interaction with Mallya.
In fact, captain Kohli, who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL, a team that used to be once owned by Mallya, likewise maintained a dignified distance from the tainted businessman.
It was learnt that Mallya was invited by somebody who had purchased a table for the event and the fugitive businessman came as his guest.