Shikhar Dhawan slams airline for not allowing his family onboard

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Dec 29, 2017, 02:29 PM(IST)

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

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.

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