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Pakistan legend Wasim Akram humiliated, questioned at Manchester airport

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 July 2019, 22:05 IST
Wasim Akram

Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram said that he was embarrassed and humiliated at Manchester airport in England. Akram was asked to throw his insulin packet which he was carrying in his travel cold-case. Akram has been suffering from diabetes since his playing days and he takes insulin to keep his blood sugar level from getting too high.

Akram took to his official Twitter handle to share his experience and wrote, "Very disheartened at Manchester airport today,I travel around the world with my insulin but never have I been made to feel embarrassed. I 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."

"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," Akram added.


The 53-year-old former pacer and Pakistan captain played 104 Tests and 356 ODIs, taking 414 and 502 wickets respectively.

Wasim Akram was in England as he was part of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) elite commentators list for the recently concluded World Cup. 

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First published: 23 July 2019, 22:05 IST