The evasive mining baron, Vijay Mallya, who fled the country in 2016 was arrested by the Scotland Yard police on Tuesday. Did you know that on this very day, nine years ago, Vijay Mallya was in Bengaluru cheering for his IPL team, the RCB?
April 18, 2008, Vijay Mallya was in the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru for the Indian Premier League's very first match. On the same day nine years later, April 18, 2017, the liquor baron is sitting in a Westminster court after being arrested for 'fraud'.
9 years ago on this day, Vijay Mallya, the proud owner of the Royal Challengers Bangalore was rooting for his team captained by Rahul Dravid as a match was underway between RCB and KKR. The Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 140 runs. Brendon McCullum smashed 158 runs and brought his team the victory.
Such was Vijay Mallya's love for the IPL that he never missed an auction till 2016. For a man who posed with wine, women and merriment, the good days had to come to an end.