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Liquor Baron Arrives At Kohli's Charity Event In UK

07 June 2017, 04:46 | Rose Hansen

Intend to attend all Champions Trophy games to cheer Indian team, says Vijay Mallya

Vijay Mallya mocks media vows to attend all team India matches at 2017 ICC Champions Trophy in England

The India's most wanted person for unpaid debts upto Rs. 9000 Crores, Vijay Mallya who is on bail attended charity ball event organised by Virat Kohli's foundation.

In response to the media coverage, Mallya tweeted that he intends to attend all matches to cheer on India. "I intend to attend all games to cheer the India team".

The Indian cricket team is in the United Kingdom for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 tournament.

Mallya, whose now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes more than Rs. 9,000 crore, including interest to various banks, had fled India on March 2 past year. However, that did not prevent the liquor magnate from enjoying the event from the VIP section of the Edgbaston stadium along with a pitch pass. Kohli says that he "never invited" the former Royal Challengers Bangalore owner.

In fact, Mallya's presence forced the Indian team to leave early in order to avoid any controversy, sources said. Reportedly, Virat Kohli, BCCI deny inviting Vijay Mallya at the charity event.

Why not? It was a function directly connected to Virat Kohli and security could have easily requested Mallya to recuse himself since his presence was a hindrance. A defiant Mallya is happy to make his presence felt and has also promised to watch India play Sri Lanka and South Africa later in the week. "Similarly, someone who bought a table must have invited him", a top BCCI source present at the function told a news agency today. The players were very uncomfortable.

In his series of tweets, Mallya was full of praise for Indian captain Virat Kohli as well. "They can not ask him to leave or turn their back on him if he wants to have a conversation". However, he was released on bail within few hours.

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