Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram on Tuesday claimed to have been subjected to â€˜humiliationâ€™ by Manchester Airport authorities. Akram took to Twitter to share his traumatic experience. â€œVery 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),â€ 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.
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/UgW6z1rkkFâ€” Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) July 23, 2019
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 doesnâ€™t mean people should be humiliated whilst undergoing them," wrote Akram on Twitter.
Regarded as one of the finest exponent of,Â reverse swingÂ bowling, Akram holds the world record for most wickets inÂ List A cricket, with 881, and he is second only to Sri LankanÂ off-spinÂ bowlerÂ Muttiah MuralitharanÂ in terms ofÂ ODIÂ wickets, with 502 in total. The Government of Pakistan awarded him theÂ Hilal-e-ImtiazÂ on 23 March 2019 on his life time achievements In field of Cricket.Â