Imran Tahir took to Twitter to expose his frustrating encounter with the Pakistan high commission.
The star spinner talks about his experience when he went with his family to sort out his visa for the WorldXI tour in Pakistan in December.
Tahir posted about his encounter on the launch of his Twitter account on Tuesday:
‘I have undergone a very unfortunate situation in the Pakistani consulate in Birmingham today,’ he said. ‘I had visited the consulate to secure our [him and his family] Pakistani visas with my family members. After going through the painful trauma of waiting for five long hours, I was expelled by the staff explaining that the office hours are over and they are closing the consulate.’
The 38-year-old does, however, clear up that the situation was finally resolved.
‘It was only after the intervention of high commissioner Ibne Abbas who instructed the staff that we were issued visas. It’s ironic that being a Pakistani origin South African cricketer and intended to play in the World XI, that I was treated so miserably.
‘Hats off the high commissioner who rescued me,’ he concluded.
Tahir is one of five South Africans who are part of the World XI, which includes Faf du Plessis as captain.
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