Pakistan High Commission humiliates and expels Imran Tahir
New Delhi: Pakistani origin South Africa cricketer Imran Tahir was on Tuesday embarrassed and expelled by Pakistan Consulate in Birmingham when he tried to apply for a visa to travel to the country.
"I have undergone a very unfortunate situation in the Pakistani consulate (in) Birmingham today (on Tuesday)," Tahir tweeted on 5 September.
Explaining the things, the 38-year old spinner said that he, along with his family, had paid a visit to consulate to get the Pakistani visas ahead of playing in World XI. Tahir stated that he had gone through an upsetting thing which he had never thought of.
Tahir and his family waited for 5 hours and later expelled by the staff, saying, officer hours are over.
Expressing his disappointment, Tahir wrote a note on his official Twitter handle.
"It was only after the intervention of (Pakistan) High Commissioner Ibn e Abbas who instructed the staff that we were issued visas," he added.
"It's an irony that being Pakistani origin South African cricketer and intending to play in World XI, (I) was treated so miserably," Tahir remarked.
It is worth mentioning here that Tahir was born in Lahore and later travelled to United Kingdom and South Africa for personal reasons.
The leggie, who is named in the World XI squad, will play international cricket in Pakistan for the first time since the terror attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in March 2009.