Sexist comment row: Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul suspended till probe ends

11 January, 2019, 13:46 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • Hardik Pandya apologised for the comments he had made during his appearance on Koffee With Karan

Koffee with Karan Season 6's most talked about episode has been the latest one, which featured Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. The recent episode became quite the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons, so much so that the comments made by Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul even resulted in strict action being taken against them by BCCL. Hardik also bragged about his family's "pride" regarding his dating life and promiscuity while being degrading towards women.

"After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way".

Facing major backlash on social media, Pandya quickly took to his Twitter account and sent out an apology where he said that he got "a bit carried away" and that he did not "mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments".

"In any case the procedure set by the BCCI constitution will have primacy over procedure set out under Code of Conduct", it said.

The all-rounder, in response, said he was "sincerely regretful" and would not repeat the behaviour.


And now the recent update on that front is that, Hardik Pandya may have to face two match ban wherein he wouldn't be allowed to perform for two of them. Furthermore, BCCI's Committee of Administrators (COA) chief Vinod Rai has recommended a two-match ban for Pandya. "Very crass. No apology can cover it".

"At a party, my parents asked me, 'Acha tera wala kaun sa hai [Which women are yours]? I'm little from the black side so I need to see how they move".

Terming the comments "inappropriate", the 30-year-old skipper said the belief in the dressing room is completely different from the individual comments of the two young players.

Speaking with the media ahead of the match, Indian cricket team's current captain Virat Kohli addressed the controversy: "We, as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers, don't align with those views".

Johar pressed on throughout the episode, with one of his queries being how the Indian players decide if they happen to hit on the same woman.

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