Sachin, who? Can Indian cricket fans forgive if someone asks the cricket legend his full name? But that’s exactly what happened when a British Airways customer service executive asked Sachin on Twitter his full name and address attracting the wrath of millions of fans across the world.
Twitterati were visibly shocked at the seemingly callous approach by the airline and expressed outrage on social media. Sachin, on his part, expressed anger – a rare sight for someone who is known for being calm.
Sachin posted on Twitter that he was ‘angry, disappointed and frustrated’ with British Airways after the wait-listed tickets of his family members were not confirmed despite availability of seats.
Also, Tendulkar’s luggage was wrongly tagged by the airline.
Apart from all this, the right-handed batsman, who is currently part of the Cricket All Stars in USA, complained about the airlines’ ‘don’t care attitude’.
Angry Disappointed and Frustrated.. #BAdserviceBA Family member’s Waitlisted ticket not confirmed despite seats being available (1/2)
@sachin_rt We’re sorry to hear this Sachin, could you please DM us your baggage ref, full name and address so we can look into this for you?
— British Airways (@British_Airways) November 13, 2015
Later, the British Airways apologised for the mistake and asked for the cricketer’s full name and address. But not before the backlash on Twitter! Here are a few…
The don’t know who Sachin Tendulkar is. They don’t know where his luggage is. In both cases, British Airways is clueless about VIPs.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) November 13, 2015
— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) November 13, 2015
You may get away insulting gods India but asking Sachin Tendulkar his full name takes blasphemy to a whole new level. #BanBritishAirways 😄
— Brumby گوشت خور (@brownbrumby) November 13, 2015
— Papa CJ (@PapaCJ) November 13, 2015
Bwahahahahahahahaha Is Sharapova running British Airways twitter account? http://t.co/rBq3LLBb7f
— Dennis Does Cricket (@DennisCricket_) November 13, 2015