Harbhajan Singh calls out ‘disgraceful’ behaviour by flight pilot

In a series of messages on Twitter, Harbhajan pointed out the pilot’s remarks directed at an Indian in a flight he had travelled on.

The Jet Airways pilot had physically assaulted a lady and abused a physically challenged man, according to Harbhajan Singh.   -  AFP

Mumbai Indians off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has criticised the ‘disgraceful’ behaviour of a pilot employed with Jet Airways when on board a flight. In a series of messages on Twitter, Harbhajan pointed out the pilot’s remarks directed at an Indian in the flight; in its reproduction, it reeks of prejudiced hatred towards Indians.

Harbhajan also mentioned that the pilot, named Bernd Hoesslin, had “physically assaulted” a lady and “abused” a physically challenged man.

Other details of the flight, ie, the locations it served in travel, and the date of travel, are yet unknown. In his final tweet, Harbhajan wrote, “Strict action must be taken and such things should not be allowed or tolerated in our country... #proudtobeindian let’s get together and sort this (sic).”

Harbhajan has featured in all of Mumbai Indians’ matches this Indian Premier League season. The team plays its next match against Gujarat Lions in Rajkot.