On Saturday, 13 July, West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle shared a picture on Twitter with liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya which predictably was subject to intense trolling by users of the micro-blogging site.
Gayle played several seasons for the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore, owned by Mallya.
In no time, Twitter users started taking a dig at the former Kingfisher Airlines boss who is wanted in India on fraud and money laundering charges amounting to an alleged Rs 9,000 crores.
Hey chris plz see ur jewellery again some are missing by now..— Jony Bravo (@Marwadi_gujju) July 13, 2019
Please courier him to india. Your will get a million dollar atleast reward.— Sampathkumar (@sampath_topc) July 13, 2019
Is se pata chalta h ki Indian Government ise pakdna nhi chahti— Rashid khan (@MohdRas02247134) July 13, 2019
jab ye Gayle k hath lg skta h James Bond ki Indian Government k hath kyun nhi lg skta?
Don't share your account details with him and never make any transaction in front of him. And in case if he ask you emotionally for loan don't fall prey -- Issued in @henrygayle interest???— Hiren (@hiren_machhi) July 13, 2019
In response to the trolls, Mallya told the people to get their facts checked and ask the banks to take the full money that he has been offering for a year.
Great to catch up with the Universe Boss and my dear friend. For all those of you losers who call me CHOR, ask your own Banks to take their full money that I am offering for the past one year. Then decide on who is CHOR.— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) July 13, 2019
For all those who saw my photo with the universe boss and my dear friend @henrygayle and commented, please pause and get your facts right about my being your CHOR. Ask your Banks why they are not taking 100 percent of the money I have been offering.— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) July 13, 2019
On 9 June, Mallya was subjected to ‘chor hai’ slogans after the India versus Australia ICC Cricket World Cup match at The Oval in London.
Mallya has continuously made a series of interventions on social media to offer "100 percent payback" to state-owned Indian banks to cover up for his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines' debt.
On 2 July, a UK court had permitted Mallya to appeal against the extradition order to India , ANI reported.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)
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