Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar slammed British Airways (BA) on Friday for their poor customer services and his cue was promptly taken up by his legions of fans who trolled the airlines on Twitter for asking the batting maestro his full name.
Sachin Tendulkar slams British Airways for 'don't care attitude'. Pic/AFP
Tendulkar took to Twitter to express his disappointment with the airline's services. Here's what he tweeted:
Angry Disappointed and Frustrated.. #BAdserviceBA Family member's Waitlisted ticket not confirmed despite seats being available (1/2)— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 13, 2015
Soon after his tweet, British Airways asked the legend to provide his full name and details.
@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
Asking Sachin Tendulkar for his full name gave an opportunity to the Twitterati to make fun of the airline and they did what they are best known for, trolling, making 'British Airways' the top trending topic on Twitter in India.
Here are some of the funniest reactions:
Looks like India can forgive Britain for 100 Yrs of occupation but not for British Airways asking @sachin_rt his full name.— Sir Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhaqat) November 13, 2015
@British_Airways God will punish you.— Akshay (@AkshayShindee) November 13, 2015
.@narendramodi Sir BA lost Sachin's bags please come home at once— Rohan (@mojorojo) November 13, 2015
Haha, British Airways' bot asks Tendulkar his full name. He should send them a snapshot of the Ind-Eng scorecard from Chennai '08.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) November 13, 2015
British Airways doesn't know Sachin Tendulkar's Full name ? Sachin Fans : THIS IS SPARTAAAAAA pic.twitter.com/uIsWO1Hwg7— Aditya (@forwardshortleg) November 13, 2015
Tendulkar is currently touring America as part of the Cricket All Stars T20 series, involving retired legendary international cricketers in a bid to promote the sport in the country.
After Tendulkar's Sachin Blasters lost to Aussie spin legend Shane Warne's team Warne’s Warriors in New York and Houstan, the 42-year-old was on his way to Los Angeles to play the third and final match on Saturday.
Meanwhile, British Airways apologised for the inconvenience caused to Tendulkar's family members.
"We are very sorry for the inconvenience that has been caused to our customers recent travel plans. We are directly in contact with our customer to resolve the issue," BA spokesperson said in a statement.
As regards the airline asking for Tendulkar's details, it said, "To allow for the social teams to quickly resolve an issue they require the details of the person flying which aren't always the same as the person tweeting."
Asked about the baggage's whereabouts, the airline spokesperson said, "The customer has all their bags."
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