Sports Contest

Wasim Akram ‘humiliated, embarrassed’ at Manchester airport for carrying insulin

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 July 2019, 09:25 AM
Wasim Akram took to Twitter to share his traumatic experience
Wasim Akram took to Twitter to share his traumatic experience

Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram on Tuesday claimed to have been subjected to ‘humiliation’ by Manchester Airport authorities. Akram took to Twitter to share his traumatic experience. “Very disheartened at Manchester airport today, I travel around the world with my insulin but never have I been made to feel embarrassed. Felt very humiliated as I was rudely questioned & ordered publicly to take my insulin out of its travel cold-case & dumped in to a plastic bag (sic),” Wasim Akram wrote.

Akram was part of the recently-concluded Cricket World Cup commentary team. He was first diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 1997 when he was the captain of the Pakistan team.

In another tweet Akram said that he didn't want to be treated any differently from others. "I do not believe I should have been treated differently from anyone else. I just believe there should be a standard of care when dealing with all people. I understand there are proper safety precautions but that doesn’t mean people should be humiliated whilst undergoing them," wrote Akram on Twitter.

Regarded as one of the finest exponent of, reverse swing bowling, Akram holds the world record for most wickets in List A cricket, with 881, and he is second only to Sri Lankan off-spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan in terms of ODI wickets, with 502 in total. The Government of Pakistan awarded him the Hilal-e-Imtiaz on 23 March 2019 on his life time achievements In field of Cricket. 

First Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 09:23 AM
For all the latest Sports News Download the News Nation App available on Android and iOS.