Kohli hosts charity ball in London amidst Champions Trophy campaign

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Liquor baron, Vijay Mallya landed up at a charity dinner organized by Indian Skipper Virat Kohli's foundation in London, UK.

The charity event was attended by former India captain Sachin Tendulkar and Kohli's teammates Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan along with other members of the Indian team and it was hosted by renowned cricket presenter Alan Wilkins.

Mallya, whose now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes more than Rs 9,000 crore, including interest to various banks, had fled India on March 2 past year.

Not just that, but his presence compels the Indian team to leave early so that they don't run into him at the function.

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While one concedes he did not gatecrash the charity dinner given by Virat Kohli's foundation in London and was a guest of one of those people who had bought a table, plain common sense indicates you should avoid being a pest. There was minimal interaction with the fugitive businessman, the former owner of the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL team, who fled India in March 2016 after defaulting on bank loans with the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines. Mallya's presence is one of the reasons that the team left early. Kohli who is carrying the baton of fitness in the Indian team decided against extending his contract due to his fitness regime. "Similarly, someone who bought a table must have invited him", a top BCCI source present at the function told a news agency today.

"His presence creates a very uncomfortable situation for the cricketers", said a source.

Virat Kohli had organized the event to raise funds for Justice and Care, an organization which aims at providing help for those victimized by human trafficking. However, he was released on bail within few hours.

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