Murali declines VIP treatment, stands in line for hours at airport in Sri Lanka

Muttiah Muralitharan is being hailed for turning down special treatment at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Sri Lanka and standing in line with other travellers at the immigration counter.

Muttiah Muralitharan
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Legendary cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan and his family were waiting in a long queue to get to the counter at the immigration at the airport.

He had flown down from India and was taking pictures with everyone who asked for one, while waiting. His wife Madhi Malar was by his side chatting with people she had never met in her life.

The immigration staff asked him to step out of the line so they can get him cleared quickly and he could have been on his way home in a few minutes.

But he politely declined the offer and waited in line for almost an hour with the rest of the other people.

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