Just after West Indies batsman Chris Gayle posted a picture with Indian businessman Vijay Mallya on Twitter, the latter was criticised heavily for his alleged bank fraud.

“Great to catch up with Big Boss,” the ‘Universe Boss’ tweeted with the photo on Saturday.

Notably, Gayle was a long-time team-member of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Royal Challengers Bangalore — owned by Mallya.

Soon after Gayle posted the picture, a number of users took a dig at the fugitive businessman in their comments.

“Now even Chris is looking for Vijay Mallya. That was his favourite locket BTW,” tweeted one user.

Another user wrote: “Mallya is very patriotic, he only steals from Indians.”

“Please courier him to India. Your will get a million dollar at least reward,” said another user.

Annoyed by the trolls, the 63-year-old businessman responded by tweeting from his own Twitter account.

“Great to catch up with the Universe Boss and my dear friend. For all those of you losers who call me CHOR, ask your own banks to take their full money that I am offering for the past one year. Then decide on who is CHOR.” he wrote.

“For all those who saw my photo with the universe boss and my dear friend Chris Gayle and commented, please pause and get your facts right about my being your CHOR. Ask your banks why they are not taking 100 per cent of the money I have been offering,” he said in another tweet.

Mallya is currently facing extradition proceedings in the UK. He left India on March 2, 2016, after allegedly defaulting on loans amounting to Rs 9,000 crore.

(With inputs from IANS)