Shikhar Dhawan slams airline for not allowing his family onboard

Shikhar Dhawan was the highest run-getter in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Photograph:( Getty )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Dec 29, 2017, 02.29 PM (IST)

Shortly after the Indian cricket team arrived in South Africa, Shikhar Dhawan took to Twitter expressing his distress over "unprofessional from @emirates".

Dhawan was travelling to South Africa along with his family for Team India's 56-day tour of South Africa.

According to the tweet, Dhawan's wife and kids were asked to produce their birth certificates & other documents at the airport and were not allowed to board the flight to South Africa from the Dubai airport. 

Disgruntled with the whole incident, the 32-year-old opening batsman noted that his family had to stay back at the Dubai airport.

"Why didn't @emirates notify about such a situation when we were boarding the plane from Mumbai? One of the emirates' employee was being rude for no reason at all," he tweeted. 

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In an apology to Shikhar Dhawan, Emirates Support tweeted, "We're sorry to hear this, Shikhar. We'd like to find out more on a private message. Please include your booking reference or e-ticket numbers starting in 176."

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India is all set to play against South Africa in a series of three Tests, six ODIs and three T20s.

The tournament will begin with the first Test match on January 5 in Cape Town.