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Kevin Pietersen Tweets Asking Where His India Visa Is, It Magically Appears

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05:  Kevin Pietersen of England looks dejected after being dismissed by Ryan Harris of Australia  during day three of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterNovember 7, 2016

Kevin Pietersen's cricketing life doesn't involve touring with England these days—but it does involve plenty of IPL cricket, and the Delhi Daredevil needed to get to India in a hurry.

The only problem was, however, that his application and passport had disappeared into the ether somewhere:

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

— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) March 10, 2014

Still, if you're going to try to get the wheels of bureaucracy moving, having 1.6 million followers on Twitter surely can't hurt.

And sure enough, less than half the day had passed, and the spokesman for India's Ministry of External Affairs, Syed Akbaruddin, got in touch:

. @KP24 Good news. Twiplomacy works!! Necessary clearance just received from Sports Ministry. Mission to grant visa soon. C u in India soon

Syed Akbaruddin (@MEAIndia) March 10, 2014

So if you're ever stuck for a visa, just hit social media. And get a lot more followers.

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