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Kevin Pietersen slams Emirates for losing his luggage

England cricketing enigma Kevin Pietersen has had an epic meltdown on Twitter after arriving in Australia without his luggage.

The controversial former test batsman took to social media on Friday morning after Emirates failed to pick him up from his Dubai hotel for his flight, before losing his clothes – just hours before he is due to commentate a Big Bash game.

‘1. YOU FORGET TO PICK ME UP FOR MY FLIGHT. 2. YOU’VE JUST LEFT ALL MY LUGGAGE IN DUBAI. How do I work on international TV in a few hours with no clothes?’ Pietersen tweeted to the airline’s account.

‘1st Class FULL paying passenger & PLATINUM member’.

‘FUMING!!!!!! @emirates @EmiratesSupport’. 

England cricketing enigma Kevin Pietersen has had an epic meltdown on Twitter after arriving in Australia without his luggage

The controversial former test batsman took to social media on Friday morning after Emirates failed to pick him up from his Dubai hotel for his flight, before losing his clothes

The controversial former test batsman took to social media on Friday morning after Emirates failed to pick him up from his Dubai hotel for his flight, before losing his clothes

Pietersen described himself as '1st-class full paying customer and PLATINUM member' 

Pietersen described himself as ‘1st-class full paying customer and PLATINUM member’ 

Upon landing in Melbourne, Pietersen was incensed to find his belongings had been lost

Upon landing in Melbourne, Pietersen was incensed to find his belongings had been lost

Pietersen had flown home to Surrey in the UK to spend Christmas with his family, briefly taking time off from playing for the Melbourne Stars and his commentary duties both with Channel 10 for the Big Bash and Channel Nine for the Ashes series.  

His flight from London to Dubai had also been delayed, and the 37-year-old was upset he was unable to keep up to date with the action while in the air. 

‘Why the hell is there no LIVE tv on this 13hr flight?!?! I can’t watch @BBL now!’ he tweeted Thursday.

Upon landing in Melbourne, Pietersen was incensed to find his belongings had been lost.  

‘Right, I’m going shopping on an @emirates card. I’ll see you all on the @BBL coverage later today…!’ he said.

Pietersen, who is a platinum Emirates member, then mocked a follower who seemed upset the airline gave the star cricketer a charge card to buy clothes while they located his luggage.  

‘Let’s get this right @emirates. Everyone who’s bag you lose gets an @emirates charge card to go shopping with ? Outstanding service….’ the man replied to Pietersen’s outburst.  

‘Nah, just the ones who are tall, dark, handsome, have beautiful brown eyes, are softly spoken, respectful, appreciative & have over 3.5mill followers…!’ he responded.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Emirates for comment. 

England cricketing enigma Kevin Pietersen has fumed on Twitter after arriving in Australia without his luggage

England cricketing enigma Kevin Pietersen has fumed on Twitter after arriving in Australia without his luggage

Pietersen had flown home to Surrey in the UK to spend Christmas with his family, briefly taking time off from  his commentary duties

Pietersen had flown home to Surrey in the UK to spend Christmas with his family, briefly taking time off from his commentary duties

A follower questioned why Pietersen was given a company charge card to buy new clothes after they lost his luggage

A follower questioned why Pietersen was given a company charge card to buy new clothes after they lost his luggage

Pietersen mocked the man, reminding him he is a VIP

Pietersen mocked the man, reminding him he is a VIP

Pietersen has enjoyed a dramatic shift from infamy and visceral hatred to love and warmth in Australia following the end of his international career.

The controversial batsman was enemy no.1 during his England days in the country for his arrogant and cocky playing style and demeanour.

But that has shifted as he has become a common and entertaining fixture on Australia TV commentating domestic and international cricket.

Pietersen has also become something of a conversation icon for his tireless efforts against poaching in his country of birth, South Africa.

He has helped fund Ugmanu Lodge, a sanctuary for rhinos, elephants and giraffes overlooking Kruger National Park.   

England cricketing enigma Kevin Pietersen has fumed on Twitter after arriving in Australia without his luggage

England cricketing enigma Kevin Pietersen has fumed on Twitter after arriving in Australia without his luggage



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