New Delhi, July 14: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya met West Indies legend Chris Gayle on Saturday and posted a picture of them on micro-blogging site Twitter, prompting a number of funny responses from netizens. Gayle, who has played many Indian Premier League (IPL) matches as part of Royal Challengers Bangalore - the franchise formally owned by Mallya - posted a picture with the businessman on Saturday. "Great to catch up with Big Boss @TheVijayMallya cheers #RockStar #F1" he captioned the picture posted on Twitter. Vijay Mallya Decries Witch-Hunt After UK High Court Permits Appeal Against His Extradition Order.
Soon after Gayle's Twitter post, the picture of the duo garnered widespread attention and led to a flurry of quips and memes. After being trolled over a picture with Chris Gayle, the liquor baron took to Twitter and said those calling him chor (thief) are losers. “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”, Mallya tweeted.
Here's the tweet:
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
On Sunday, Mallya, who is facing extradition proceedings in the UK, was greeted with 'Vijay Mallya chor hai' chants outside The Oval cricket stadium in London as he came out after watching India's World Cup clash against Australia.
Watch Video: 'Vijay Mallya Chor Hai' Chants Greet Liquor Baron in London
#WATCH London, England: Vijay Mallya says, "I am making sure my mother doesn't get hurt", as crowd shouts "Chor hai" while he leaves from the Oval after the match between India and Australia. pic.twitter.com/ft1nTm5m0i
— ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2019
Mallya, who flew out of India in March 2016, has been living in the United Kingdom since then. A Delhi court had already declared Mallya a proclaimed offender for evading summons in January 2018. According to reports, the court had also issued an open-ended non-bailable warrant against him for evading summons and law of the land in 2017. Recently, Mallya was granted permission by a London court to appeal the UK's decision to extradite him to India.
Earlier this month, The Royal Courts of Justice had granted permission to the embattled liquor baron to appeal against the UK Home Secretary's order extraditing him to India to face trial in the alleged fraud and money laundering charges involving Rs 9,000 crore.