Legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram has claimed that airport staff at Manchester Airport UK misbehaved with him last night. The incident happened on Tuesday when one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time landed at the airport.
Akram took to Twitter to express disappointment at the incident.
Very disheartened at Manchester airport today,I travel around the world with my insulin but never have I been made to feel embarrassed.I felt very humiliated as I was rudely questioned & ordered publicly to take my insulin out of its travel cold-case & dumped in to a plastic bag pic.twitter.com/UgW6z1rkkF
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) July 23, 2019
In response to his tweet, the official twitter handle of the airport requested him to provide details of the incident via direct message and vowed to take action against the responsible officer.
Hi Wasim, thanks for bringing this to our attention. Please can you direct message us so we can look into this for you?
— Manchester Airport (@manairport) July 23, 2019
The incident has angered Wasim’s fans and people have been demanding the airport authorities to apologize to the former Pakistan captain.
PM Boris Johnson please take action 🙂
— Ahmed Waqar Bibi (@Ahmed_WB) July 23, 2019
Manchester Airport staff are very rude Wasim bhai..always try to avoid flying from this airport
— Shahjhan Malik (@shahjhan_malikk) July 23, 2019
Even Indians came in support of the cricketing legend.
UK is a cricket nation and you are a legend that every cricket playing country knows. Yet you are insulted . As an Indian I feel your feelings. Cheer up.
— Lotos Eater (@JysenJysen) July 23, 2019
Wasim Akram regularly frequently travels to the UK for the past 4 decades and has often used the Manchester Airport, especially when he used to play for Lancashire during his cricketing days.