I intend to attend all India games, says Vijay Mallya

Mallya has been on the run since March 2016 and currently resides in England.

Vijay Mallya
Vijay Mallya. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Much to everyone’s surprise, during the India-Pakistan game there was a rare fan watching the match from the stands. It was none other than the previous owner of IPL side RCB, Vijay Mallya. The absconding business magnate was picked up by cameras at Edgbaston, sitting in the VIP section. Mallya was reportedly handed a Champions Trophy lanyard with access to multiple sections of the stadium and the playing area. He was later spotted chatting with former India captain turned pundit, Sunil Gavaskar as pictures surfaced on social media.

The former RCB owner also attended Kohli’s charity ball hosted in London on Monday evening. The charity was organized to raise funds for the Justice and Care organization. Kohli and the Indian team will next take on Sri Lanka in their second round fixture. A win against island country will assure a semi-final birth for the tournament favourites.


Mallya hails Kohli

On Tuesday morning, Mallya took to Twitter to make his intentions clear. In his first tweet, he wrote, “Wide sensational media coverage on my attendance at the IND v PAK match at Edgbaston. I intend to attend all games to cheer the India team.”

The next tweet was directed toward captain Kohli. Mallya congratulated the Indian captain for his impeccable performance against the rivals, stating, “World class player World Class Captain World-class gentleman @imVkohli. Bravo Virat”.

You can see the tweets below

Mallya has been on the run since March 2016 and currently resides in England. The present owner of F1 team Force India, Mallya is currently out on bail while being wanted in the country for defaulting on bank loans. He was named as one of the 11 people in CBI’s charge sheet regarding unpaid loans to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore to IDBI Bank for his now defunct Kingfisher Airlines. The cases implicate him on charges of embezzlement, debt recovery, and foreign exchange transgression.