Kevin Pietersen, an English cricketer, has used twitter to get his application for Indian visa expedited. The cricketer had been waiting for Indian visa to travel to India to play in the Indian Premier League for the last 10 days after submitting visa application to avail the 24 hours service. He tweeted for help to speedup the process and within few hours all the required formalities form the Indian Ministry of Sports are cleared and and Indian mission is expected to issue visa soon. Kevin Pietersen was recently sacked from the England cricket team after humiliating defeat in the hands of Australian cricket team. Kevin plays for Indian Premier League Delhi Daredevils and have been in India numerous times.
If you have lots of followers on twitter such as Kevin Pietersen who has 1.61 twitter followers, then you can get use social media to get Indian visa process expedited. The cricketer who is traveling to India to play the Indian Premier League as part of Delhi Daredevils tweeted the following SOS message:
Trying to travel to India urgently & the Indian Embassy has had my passport for 10days for a 24hr service. Help @MEAIndia, @IndianDiplomacy?
@KP24 Good news. Twiplomacy works!! Necessary clearance just received from Sports Ministry. Mission to grant visa soon. C u in India soon
Kevin Pietersen was member of the England cricket squad who faced crushing defeat from Australian Cricket Team and was later sacked as part of measures taken by the English cricket board.
Kevin’s help call was re-tweeted on the twitter for over 100 times and was apparently heard by the people responsible for visa issuance process.