Felt embarrassed and humiliated at Manchester airport: Wasim Akram

first_imgFormer Pakistan cricket team captain and legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram on Tuesday took to social media to reveal his traumatic experience at the Manchester airport where he was mistreated by the authorities.Wasim Akram posted details of how airport officials behaved rudely with him and didn’t take proper care of his diabetes medication. Patients have to carry diabetes medication in cold cases but Akram was asked to take them out and put them in a plastic bag.Akram was first diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 1997 when he was the captain of the Pakistan team and at the peak of his career. He has been taking insulin injections multiple times a day ever since.”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,” Wasim Akram wrote in a post on his Twitter account.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 pic.twitter.com/UgW6z1rkkFWasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) July 23, 2019Later Akram posted another tweet saying that he didn’t want to be treated any differently from others but there should be ‘a standard of care when dealing with all people’.advertisement”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.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.Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) July 23, 2019Despite suffering from the disease, Akram didn’t give up on cricket and managed to take 414 Test wickets in 104 matches and is the only fast bowler to reach 500 wickets in ODI cricket, picking 502 in total from 356 games.Akram brought his diabetes under control by carefully controlling his diet and exercise levels. He is still regarded as the greatest left-arm fast bowler the sport has ever produced.Akram was in the United Kingdom recently as part of the commentary team for the Cricket World Cup 2019, which hosts England won on July 14.Also Read | My vote goes to Kane Williamson: Ben Stokes responds to New Zealander of the Year nominationAlso Read | James Anderson ruled out of Ireland Test as Ashes loomsAlso See:last_img read more