British Airways asks Sachin his full name; Twitterati fume: ‘R u serious?’

British Airways later apologised for the mistake and asked for Sachin Tendulkar's full name and address.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 13, 2015 6:49:56 pm
sachin tendulkar, tendulkar, sachin tendulkar twitter, tendulkar twitter, british airways, all stars, cricket all stars, sachin tendulkar family, cricket news, cricket Sachin Tendulkar is currently part of the Cricket All Stars series in the USA. (Source: Reuters)

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’.

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…

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