India vs South Africa, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Vijay Mallya booed outside Oval; watch video

Vijay Mallya was captured entering the gates at The Oval ahead of India's pivotal game against South Africa in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. As he moved forward after being allowed in by the security, he was greeted with jeers from the fans.

By: Express Web Desk | Published:June 11, 2017 8:02 pm
vijay mallya, india vs south africa, cricket news, sports news, indian express Vijay Mallya was captured outside the Oval gates prior to India vs South Africa. (Source: ANI)

Vijay Mallya was booed outside The Oval as he made his way inside the venue in London for the third and final group game for India against South Africa and a must-win if either side are to progress to the semi-finals of ICC Champions Trophy. Previously Mallya had attended both the games against Pakistan and Sri Lanka while making clear after the win against Pakistan that he intends to attend and root for India in the marquee ICC event.

As Mallya made his way through the gates at The Oval, he was booed and there were chants of ”Chor! Chor!”. The 61-year-old, who fled India and sought refuge in the UK, is wanted for not paying back bank loans to the tune of Rs 9,000 crores. After the India vs Pakistan match, he was an attendee at Virat Kohli’s charity event in London too. However, BCCI sources claimed he was not invited by the Indian captain himself.

Mallya created quite a flutter when he showed up in attendance and in the VIP stands at the Pakistan match. After he was caught on camera enjoying himself at Edgbaston, Birmingham, where India won their opening game of the ICC Champions Trophy, his pictures were widely circulated on social media. They were further discussed in the Indian media and questioned how he was allowed access to the game. Amid all the chaos, Mallya wrote on Twitter, “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.”

Mallya is also the current owner of Force India, while being a former owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore, is presently absconding and out on bail while being wanted with now defunct Kingfisher Airlines. He was later pictured chatting with former India captain Sunil Gavaskar.

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  1. U
    Jun 12, 2017 at 1:19 pm
    Why is he dressed like a pimp?
    1. K
      Jun 12, 2017 at 10:50 am
      If it is so,almost all Tamilnadu politicians after 1967 are the same catogry including CM's who have swindled public funds.
      1. N
        Jun 12, 2017 at 8:44 am
        Cheee oru Malayali polum illedo avidee
        1. उर्मिला.अशोक.शहा
          Jun 12, 2017 at 8:09 am
          vande mataram- stunning response from crowd such vips must be delt with such reception this man has robbed poor people of india ja g te r ho
          1. M
            Jun 12, 2017 at 7:15 am
            There is need to be enquiry how these loans are processed? all lenders to be punished then only some change in the society will happen
            1. M
              Jun 12, 2017 at 7:13 am
              This is best way public has to do most corrupted politicians and bank defaulters politicians. Courts and EC are not doing much they are all tuned to money. Unfortunately No action following they are running as leaders instead shamed by peoples Note for vote case bank defaulter running as minster in union govt State MLC bank defaulter CBI enquiry but no action
              1. S
                Shafted Mohammed
                Jun 12, 2017 at 4:17 am
                Why the governments to bring this chor back to India get a court order in UK and sell all his ets in India and abroad to get all the everything including his clothes and only want to buy his lucky underwear.
                1. A
                  Jun 12, 2017 at 7:01 am
                  Not only him the bank officers (SBI) who managed to lender him that much loan also accountable & they are also share holders in his theft but those officers name are hidden from the main picture.
                2. D
                  Jun 11, 2017 at 10:51 pm
                  booed? More like a monkey shout.
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