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Is this Vijay Mallya? Skipper Virat Kohli’s latest picture during Essex-India match creates confusion; See pic


Virat Kohli is facing wrath of social media users who believe that the Indian skipper posed for a photo with fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya after team’s warm-up match against Essex. The Indian cricket team’s official Instagram handle posted a picture of skipper Kohli posing with a group of fans which has created a lot confusion on social media. In the picture, Kohli can be seen resting his hands on a person who looks similar to Mallya who is currently on the run from India’s financial authorities.

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They all love him here #KingKohli

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Mallya is officially declared as an absconder and the government is working towards extraditing Mallya from the UK where he is currently based. As soon as the picture hit the internet, fan began to wonder if the person in the photo was actually Mallya. Meanwhile, the identity of the man in the said photograph remains unknown. Check out how social media reacted to the viral photograph