Indian celebrities, especially politicians, are notorious for their non-punctuality and this was experienced first-hand by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai when Swedish tennis legend Bjorn Borg politely declined a felicitation from the former due to the event running one and a half hours behind the schedule. The Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association had organised a function to felicitate the 11-time Grand Slam winner and former Indian star Vijay Amritraj, but it remained a non-starter due to Bommai’s late arrival. Borg, who was accompanying his son for a wildcard entry for the main draw of the Bengaluru Open at KSLTA, decided to give the ceremony a miss as his son was taking to the court at 11.00 am. Bommai who arrived at around 11.15 am, had no other choice but to watch a few points himself for 15-20 minutes before leaving the venue.
Today: November 30, 2023