Vinod Kambli and wife Andrea reveal what led to ugly scuffle at Mumbai mall

first_imgVinod Kambli and wife Andrea gave their side of the story behind the ugly scuffle at a Mumbai mall which came to light after videos of altercation went viral.Kambli and Andrea have claimed that RK Tiwari, Bollywood singer Ankit Tiwari, deliberately brushed his hand against Andrea. However, the Tiwaris alleged that the former India cricketer and his wife assaulted the 59-year-old man without provocation at the Inorbit Mall in Mumbai’s Malad area.RK Tiwari has even claimed that Andrea took off her sandal to beat him.Vinod Kambli and wife assault singer Ankit Tiwari’s father in Mumbai mallBangur Nagar police are now investigating the matter and will take further action after their preliminary investigations.However, Kambli and his wife spoke exclusively to India Today and presented their side of the case.”His intention was wrong. I was engrossed with my kids. I was playing with them and he took the opportunity to touch me and walk on as if nothing happened,” Andrea said. “However, that did not happen because the moment I felt it was a bad touch, I turned. I even heard him make a comment which was not so good and that reaction happened.”After that, I told him, there was a lot of space for him to walk past. hhe could have said ‘excuse me’. He had to choose that path, and touch me and that is intentional. Had he excused himself, everything would have been normal,” she said.Kambli had taken to Twitter immediately after the incident.advertisementLater on, speaking to India Today, he said”I immediately contacted Mumbai Police on Twitter. They calld me immediately and sent me a text asking me to send my contact details. Two constables also turned and took our statements. I am going to show our statements to everyone,” Kambli said.Andrea said she was willing to let go of the incident after her initial reaction. But things spilled on and there was an ugly scene that played out in front of cameras. Kambli, in fact, had to be restrained after an agitated conversation with two men.”I told him to go before something else happened. I then took my kids and went to get something to eat. But then two men came back with him and they were very boisterous and aggressive. I realised they did not come to just talk – I told them I would not talk to you if this is your attitude. Wait for my husband to come.”And when Vinod reached the spot, they said we respect you a lot. I told them to teach their father some respect and then they started touching my husband. I told Vinod to let it be and we wanted to walk away. We did not even want to talk to them,” Andrea said.Kambli said he stood up for his wife at the mall and is now standing up for the safety of women.”Had I not been there, what would have happened? They would have just touched her and gone. She is my wife and someone comes and touches her and then they accuse us of assaulting him? He sends us his two sons to talk to us. Did they knot know why my wife hit their father?,” he said.Andrea said she now expects an apology from the Tiwaris. “An apology letter will definitely close the matter.”last_img