Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen has requested India for help after the ex-cricketer and full-time cricket pundit misplaced his Permanent Account Number (PAN) card before his scheduled visit to India on Tuesday. Former England cricketer Pietersen enjoys a massive fan following in India and the cricket broadcaster regularly visits India during the Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
On Tuesday, Pietersen took to Twitter where he opened up about his plight. Talking about the unfortunate situation, the former England captain sought the help of the Twitterverse. “INDIA PLEASE HELP, I’ve misplaced my PAN card & travelling Mon to India but need the physical card for work. Can some PLEASE PLEASE direct me to someone who I can contact asap to help me?,” Pietersen said in his tweet. Pietersen also tagged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his tweet.
Taking cognisance of the tweet, fans and followers of the game have come up with noteworthy responses on the microblogging site. The official social media handle of Income Tax department has also reacted to Pietersen’s tweet. “Dear @KP24, We are here to help you. If you have your PAN details with you, please visit these links for the procedure to apply for reprint of physical PAN Card,” the Twitter handle of Income Tax India said in its post.
“Fabulous. Thank you! I’ve emailed you. I’ve also followed you so someone can DM me so I can speak to you please?,” Pietersen wrote after acknowledging the tweet of the official handle. Pietersen’s tweet has reached out to over 17k Twitter accounts and pages on the microblogging site. The former England skipper has over 3.8 million followers on Twitter.
Before joining the elite panel of experts for the IPL, Pietersen had also plied his trade in domestic cricket’s biggest extravaganza. The 41-year-old has represented the likes of Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rising Pune Supergiant, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the world’s richest T20 league. Pietersen made his IPL debut against Rajasthan Royals at Newlands in 2009.