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'Twiplomacy' gets KP visa

2014-03-11 14:50
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Delhi - Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen took to Twitter in a bid to receive his Indian visa on time to take part in the IPL.

Pietersen had earlier made an urgent plea to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to help him on his Twitter page, revealing that he had not received his passport.

"Trying to travel to India urgently & the Indian Embassy has had my passport for 10days for a 24hr service. Help @MEAIndia, @IndianDiplomacy?," Pietersen tweeted.

Later, Pietersen informed his Twitter followers that the MEA informed that the necessary clearance regarding his visa had been received from the sports ministry paving his way for an upcoming India visit.

"Good news. Twiplomacy works!! Necessary clearance just received from Sports Ministry. Mission to grant visa soon. C u in India soon," MEA official Akbaruddin tweeted which was re-tweeted by Pietersen.

Pietersen later tweeted this message along with the following picture to confirm he had received his passport:

"It's arrived! Thank you @MEAIndia! Always happier when I have my passport! pic.twitter.com/wASSPbQk29"

Pietersen will join up with the Delhi Daredevils for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League after receiving his visa.


Kevin Pietersen via Twitter

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