Star Indian player lashes out at the Emirates for their unprofessional behaviour

Star Indian Player lands in South Africa,but wife is left stranded in Dubai

Star Indian Player lands in South Africa,but wife is left stranded in Dubai

Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan had to embrace tough time going into the all important tour of South Africa as the cricketer’s wife and kids were not allowed to catch the connecting flight from Dubai en route Cape Town.His family were left stranded in Dubai after facing certain documentation issues with the Emirates airlines while the rest of the team members and support staff reached their destination in time.
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The left hander took to his official twitter handle to express his disappointment over the issue. The cricketer alleged that his family were asked to show birth certificates and identification proofs which they were not carrying. Dhawan lashed out at the airlines for their unprofessional behaviour and mentioned that the airlines had not specified any such documents earlier. The Indian team opener also complained about the rude behaviour of one of the employees.


Here is what the Indian opening batsman tweeted :

Star Indian Player lands in South Africa,but wife is left stranded in Dubai

The Emirates Airlines despite issueing a statement regretting the inconvenience faced by the Indian batsman, rejected the accusations made by him, explaining that the act was performed complying with the laws of South Africa.

“We note that the family was not able to continue their journey together as planned. We regret any inconvenience caused,”

a spokesperson of the Airlines was quoted saying.

“However, since 1 June 2015, according to South African regulations, anyone travelling to the country with a minor under 18 needs to prove parenthood or guardianship – while adults travelling alone with their children need to show that they have the consent of their non-travelling partner. Like all airlines, we must comply with the laws of every country in which we operate and this is a shared responsibility with passengers, who are required to hold valid travel documents for all countries on their itinerary,”

the spokesperson added.

India are scheduled to play 3 Tests, 6 ODIs and 3 T20Is against South Africa with the first test all set to kick off on January 5. Meanwhile, Dhawan, who has undergone an MRI scan after having suffered an ankle injury on Wednesday, remains doubtful of playing.




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