Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya on Monday landed up at a ‘charity dinner’ organised by Virat Kohli’s foundation but the national cricket team including the skipper maintained a safe distance from him.
In fact, Mallya’s presence forced the Indian team to leave early in order to avoid any controversy.
Mallya, had earlier watched the India’s match against Pakistan at the Edgbaston on Sunday. He has currently taken refuge in England.
The Indian government is trying for Mallya’s extradition from UK for alleged unpaid debts to the tune of Rs 9000 crore.
Incidentally, Mallya 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.