"I intend to attend all games to cheer the India team", Mallya tweeted today morning. Reportedly, Virat Kohli, BCCI deny inviting Vijay Mallya at the charity event. Interestingly, nobody knew who invited Mallya to the function. But normally what happens at the charity dinner is that someone who has bought a table is entitled to invite his guests.
The charity ball was meant to raise funds for Justice and Care organisation which aims at tackling human trafficking and helping the survivors.
Mallya, who has now taken refuge in England, has sarcastically reacted to it saying he intends to attend the rest of the matches and cheer for team India.
Indian coach Anil Kumble along with Sachin Tendulkar was also present at the event.
Now out on bail, the liquor baron was spotted in VIP stand enjoying the match at Edgbaston.
Virat Kohli, in his first ICC tournament as captain, had nearly the flawless start against Pakistan as India romped home to victory by 124 runs in a rain-truncated match on Sunday. He is presently out on bail.
The players, including Kohli, maintained a safe distance from Mallya and left the function early in order to avoid any "unnecessary controversy".
Ever since Team India landed in England to participate in the ICC Champions Trophy, fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya has made it a point to mark his presence at every big occasion.
"His presence creates a very uncomfortable situation for the cricketers", said a source.
Mallya is known to be a cricket lover but BCCI sources were quick to distance team and officials from his presence.
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