Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya was booed by a section of India supporters as he entered the Oval arena to watch India’s crucial ICC Champions Trophy encounter against South Africa.
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 embarrassment when he and a companion entered the stadium.
Wearing a black trouser and a sky blue blazer, Mallya was entering through the famous Sir Jack Hobbs Gate when a few supporters started shouting “Chor, Chor (Thief, Thief).”
Vijay Mallya booed outside the Oval with shouts of “chor, chor”. #INDvSA #ChampionsTrophy2017 pic.twitter.com/mKVANrWZau— ANI (@ANI_news) June 11, 2017
One fan started filming his entry as another shouted “Woh dekho chor jaa raha hain andar, chor chor (Look, a thief is entering the stadium).”
Mallya, for a fleeting second, looked back before showing his customary nonchalance while making his way to the hospitality box.
The Indian government has been desperately trying for Mallya’s extradition. The former UB group chief fled the country last year and has unpaid debts close to the tune of Rs 9000 crore taken as loans from various Indian banks.
#VijayMallya is at the satidum… And he receives an India style boo boos… #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/k3xOOhDnZr— Kuchipudi Bobby (@kuchipudibobby) June 11, 2017
A few days back, the Indian team had to leave Kohli’s Charity Dinner function early to avoid having any interaction with Mallya.
In fact, skipper Kohli, who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL, a team that used to be once owned by Mallya, also maintained a dignified distance from the tainted businessman.
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