Fugitive offender Vijay Mallya on Sunday posted a picture with Big-hitting West Indies opener Chris Gayle calling him his 'dear friend' and Universe Boss. While the Netizens blasted the comment section writing 'chor' all over, Mallya brazenly said that they must get facts right. Both of them were together at the Silverstone for Formula One Qualifying. While India awaits the extradition of Mallya, he can be seen roaming free - sometimes at Stadium watching India's Cricket match and at other times posting pictures with public personalities. Gayle was a team-member of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - owned by Mallya.
The West Indies batsman too, tweeted the same picture saying that it was great to catch up with 'Bigg Boss'. A few days ago, Mallya repeated his "offer" to pay back the Banks that lent money to Kingfisher Airlines in full. Pleading the banks to take back the money, desperate Vijay Mallya said that he also wants to "pay employees and other creditors and move on in life".
Responding to the picture posted by Gayle, Mallya brazenly said that all those who calls him Chor should ask their banks to take the money and then decide who is the Chor. He went on to say that all those calling him Chor should get their facts clear.
While West Indies made its way out of teh World Cup, Gayle had already indicated that he could retire from international cricket after the series against India next month."We have a great bunch, it's for them to uplift West Indies cricket. I'll be around, I may be around for a few more games, will be there for the youngsters. World Cup wasn't to be but life does go on. It is my last World Cup unless they give me two years of rest and I come back (laughs). I don't intend to put my body on the risk, I've been struggling. This is the last one, definitely," he had said.
At the other side, the UK home office and the Westminster Court has last year ordered the extradition of embattled Liquor Baron Vijay Mallya to India over money-laundering and fraud in his home country. He is accused of causing loses of up to Rs 9,000 to Indian banks. Furthermore, he was branded as the first fugitive economic offender by a Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Mumbai earlier this year, after an appeal by the Enforcement Directorate.