Harbhajan accuses Jet Airways pilot of racism, calls for strict action

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday brought in notice an alleged incident of racism and assault by Jet Airways pilot which took place on April 3. In a series of tweets, Singh said a Jet Airways pilot named Bernd Hoesslin racially abused and assaulted two passengers on the flight, one of them being a person with physical disability. "So called this Bernd Hoesslin a pilot with @jetairways called my fellow indian(u bloody indian get out of my flight)while he is earning here. Not only was he racist but physically assaulted a lady and abused a physically challenged man.absolutely disgraceful &shame on @jetairways," said the veteran off-spinner in a series of tweets. "Strict action must b taken & such things should not be allowed or tolerated in r country.. #proudtobeindian let's get together and sort this," he added. When contacted, the 36-year-old told ANI, "The way pilot treated fellow Indians is unacceptable, can't push anyone or say bloody Indian. Incident took place on April 3." Harbhajan recently became the 19th bowler and third Indian to pick 200 wickets in T20 cricket. (ANI)