Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and his family were left “angry, disappointed and frustrated” on Friday by the British Airways due to the airlines’ “bad service”, “don’t care attitude” and complete lack of care and concern towards its customers after one of his family members was not confirmed a ticket despite seats being available.
The ever soft-spoken Tendulkar in a rare public outburst took to Twitter and lambasted the airline in a series of tweets. Using the hashtag “#NeveronBA” Tendulkar tweeted: “Angry Disappointed and Frustrated.. #BAdserviceBA Family member’s Waitlisted ticket not confirmed despite seats being available.”
His ordeal did not just end here for the airlines sent his luggage to a wrong destination. “And luggage being tagged by @British_Airways to wrong destination and don’t care attitude! #NeveronBA,” he tweeted.
His tweets quickly gained momentum on the social platform prompting the British Airways to quickly issue an apology and offer assistance.
“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?,” tweeted British Airways.
However, the airline’s response has set the internet on fire for asking the Master Blaster to state his full name giving many an opportunity to make fun of British Airways.
Tendulkar is currently in Los Angeles for the third and final T20 match of the Cricket All-Stars Series.
Sachin’s Blasters, led by Tendulkar lost the first two matches to Warne’s Warriors, captained by the iconic Australian leg-spinner, Shane Warne. Tendulkar showed glimpses of his brilliant fast in both innings scoring 26 off 27 balls in New York and striking 33 off 20 balls in Houston.
Sachin received a cult status after a career spanning a quarter of a century, 100 international hundreds and 200 Tests.