The players were uncomfortable. The hosts were finding it tough. Even Virat Kohli had to leave his Charity Dinner. All this because and unwarranted, uninvited “guest” turned up at the event.
At Charity events the table are put on sale to raise funds. Whosoever buys a table becomes entitled to attend the event.
Thus, fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya did not need an invite to land up 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. Where he was seen with Sunil Gavaskar, whch unnecessarily dragged the Little Master into unwarranted controversy.
Mallya 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.