ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Vijay Mallya booed by fans before India versus South Africa

PTI, Jun, 11 2017

London: 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, in London on Sunday.

File image of Vijay Mallya. Reuetrs

File image of Vijay Mallya. Reuetrs

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 along with a companion entered the stadium.

Wearing a black trouser and a sky blue blazer, Mallya was entering through famous Sir Jack Hobbs Gate when a few supporters started shouting 'chor, chor (thief, thief).'

One fan, in fact, started filming his entry as another shouted, "Woh dekho chor jaa raha hain andar, chor chor (Look the 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 9,000 crore taken as loans from various Indian banks.

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.

It was learnt that Mallya was invited by someone who had bought a table for the event and the fugitive businessman came as his guest.

Published Date: Jun 11, 2017 | Updated Date: Jun 11, 2017



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1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
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2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
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