Once an elite businessman Vijay Mallya now had become an outlaw for our nation. This highly castigated image of him brought out the appalling display yesterday while he popped in at the charity event organised by Indian Skipper Virat kohli’s foundation. Meanwhile at the same party the whole Indian team was found reveling in but the glee very soon appeared to be faded away with Mallya’s arrival into the party.
The presence of this fugitive businessman compelled the Indian team members to duck out the party as soon as possible in order to get the team members away from any birth of controversies. Mallya has earlier watched India’s match against Pakistan at the Edgbaston on Sunday and that seemed much plausible as the evacuee after all his illegal deeds had taken the shelter of a refugee in England. On the other end the Indian Government is leaving no stone unturned for Mallya’s extradition from UK for alleged unpaid debts to the tune of Rs 9000 crore.
Incidentally, Mallya was the one who used to own Royal Challengers Bangalore, an IPL franchise which is captained by Kohli. A BCCI source present at the event confirmed that Kohli and the Indian team were “uncomfortable” due to Mallya’s presence.
“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,” a top BCCI source present at the function told PTI today.
“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,” the source said.
Belonging to the cohort of cricket fanatics, Ranojoy Middya is an assiduous cricketer who aspires to live life in purview of the cricketing world; penning his line of thinking at present and living up to it in the near future.