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Kingfisher Airlines has finally lined up an angel investor in the form of Vinay Kumar. The Karnataka speedster, who was recently snapped up by Dr. Mallya’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for a cool $1 million, will be extending some much needed hard cash in the form of soft loans to prevent further last minute Kingfisher flight cancellations.
Vinay decided to generously extend a helping hand after being informed that the King of Good Times was planning to return to Bangalore from Delhi by train, and that too in 3 Tier AC through Tatkaal booking, after yet another Kingfisher flight cancellation.
“Mallya sir apparently needs hard cash to pay oil companies. So I have given him an advance of $300,000 which should be sufficient to fuel 15 to 20 flights. Least I can do for his generosity in buying me for $1million, yaa,” said an emotionally aggrieved Vinay from Australia to The Unreal Times. The fast bowler has been distraught ever since he heard about Kingfisher’s mounting woes and has been off the boil, revealed a member of the Indian cricket team on condition of anonymity.
The Davangere express, now also called the Bangalore scooty after his insipid bowling in the recent ODIs, has also reached out to his RCB compatriots including Zak, Kohli, Kumble and Gayle to double up as Kingfisher crew to tide over staff shortage. “Let’s do it for Dr. Mallya, guys,” tweeted Vinay.
In response, Kumble, who is RCB’s mentor, has gallantly agreed to chip in as a flight engineer while Kohli is keen to take up flight attendant duties during off-time. The Kingfisher management however wants the Delhi lad to undergo anger management training first.