British Airways was trolled on Twitter on Friday after Sachin Tendulkar took to the social media platform to express his disappointment with the airline’s service while on his visit to the United States.
Tendulkar is currently touring the country as part of the Cricket All Stars T20, a three-match T20 series involving retired international cricketers started by the Master Blaster and Australian spin legend Shane Warne in a bid to promote the sport in the US. Warne’s Warriors clinched the series 2-0 over Sachin’s Blasters in Houston on Wednesday, having won the first match in New York. The final match will be played in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Tendulkar tweeted about his family member’s ticket not being confirmed, as well as his baggage being misplaced, with the hashtag #NeveronBA.
Angry Disappointed and Frustrated.. #BAdserviceBA Family member's Waitlisted ticket not confirmed despite seats being available (1/2)— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 13, 2015
Known to be prompt with complaints about customer service, British Airways responded to Tendulkar, requesting details about his misplaced baggage.
@sachin_rt We're sorry to hear this Sachin, could you please DM us your baggage ref, full name and address so we can look into this for you?— British Airways (@British_Airways) November 13, 2015
It didn’t take long for other Twitter users to react, given Tendulkar’s 8.4 million follower count.
Trend #NeveronBA to show the power of India— Sychlops (@Sychlops) November 13, 2015
Waiting for British Airways to lose a Sri Lankan cricketer's luggage. They will learn their mistake once they ask them their full name.— Roasted Papad (@RoastedPapad) November 13, 2015
Boria Mazumdar is now busy digging out stories of the sportsmen who have lost their baggage since Harappan culture..— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) November 13, 2015
Sir @mohanstatsman , any stats on how many cricketers have lost luggage in the past ?— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) November 13, 2015
Top places for getting lost- 1. Your Mom's purse 2. Kumbh Mela 3. British Airways— Sagarcasm (@sagarcasm) November 13, 2015
Why are Hindu Gods only Targeted? #BritishAirways— Joy (@Joydas) November 13, 2015
First Kohinoor, now Sachin Tendulkar. Always a problem between British and Bharat Ratnas.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) November 13, 2015
The more I see this, the more I'm convinced that British Airways lost his luggage to get a followback.. pic.twitter.com/UZT7h9MBN0— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) November 13, 2015
Stop trolling British Airways. How come all of you were silent when Air India misplaced Kevin Pietersen's luggage.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) November 13, 2015
I appreciate the fact that British Airways will only return Sachin Tendulkar's baggage if he admits that his middle name is Ramesh.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) November 13, 2015
Dravid wouldn't have complained on twitter. #JustSaying— Karkit (@KarthukAvjan) November 13, 2015
Tanmay Bhat, co-founder of comedic group All-India Bakchod (AIB) went on a mock Marathi rant of his own.
.@British_Airways TUJHYA AICHA GHO, TUMHALA KAI KAAM KARAYLA YET NAHI KAAY— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) November 13, 2015
.@British_Airways HA SACHIN CHA BAG AAHE. KAMBLI CHA NAHI. SACHIN MAAHIT AAHE NA TULA? TUJHA BAAP AAHE SACHIN. TUJHA BAAP CHA BAAP.— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) November 13, 2015
.@British_Airways SACHIN CHA BAG MHANJE INDIA CHA BAG. TUJHYA AICHYA POHA MADHE MI JOR JOR MOOTNAAR, KALLA KAAY?— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) November 13, 2015
.@British_Airways KUTRYA MI BCCI LA BOLNAAR TAR TUMHALA SUSPEND KARNAAR, PAN DON DIVSHI NANTAR SUSPENSION CANCEL HONAAR BECAUSE BCCI ROX— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) November 13, 2015
Lastly, there were a few who took note of the triviality of the entire incident.
Indians outraging about Sachin, please remember nobody gives a shit if you're an Indian or an Indian God when you're outside India.— S.R (@Etardoh) November 13, 2015
People worship people in India. But everywhere else, people are treated as people, not gods.— S.R (@Etardoh) November 13, 2015