Vastavam web: Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya on Sunday joined hundreds of cricket fans for the India versus Australia ICC Cricket World Cup match at The Oval in London. “I am here to watch the game,” he said, as he walked into the stadium with his ticket. The 63-year-old former Kingfisher Airlines boss, an avid cricket fan, is wanted in India on fraud and money laundering charges amounting to an alleged Rs 9,000 crores.
His most recent Twitter intervention was also cricket-related, as he showered praise on a new Indian restaurant and sports bar called Ooty Station in central London, which opened on Friday. “Was invited for a preview. Superb all around Sports Bar. Enjoyed the best South Indian Food and an exotic cocktail list watching exciting cricket. The only place to be in London to enjoy a premium Sports Bar and award winning food,” read the tweet by Mallya, who remains on bail as he contests an extradition order issued by a UK court last year.
He has continued to make a series of interventions on social media to offer “100 per cent payback” to state-owned Indian banks to cover his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines’ debt.