Outrage Over Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul's Comments On TV Show

Outrage Over Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul's Comments On TV Show

Hardik Pandya has apologised for comments made on a talk show in India, which he'd been asked to explain by the BCCI after it was met with widespread social media backlash over its perceived misogyny, sexism and racism. The chairman of Committee of Administrators (CoA) Vinod Rai has recommended the two-match ban in consultation with the other member Diana Edulji but the latter is yet to give her go-ahead for the decision."I am not convinced with Hardik's explanation and I have recommended a two-match ban for both players".

On his part, Pandya had tweeted that he "got a bit carried away with the nature of the show" but his intention was not to disrespect anyone.

India opening batsman Lokesh Rahul and all-rounder Hardik Pandya have landed in trouble post their comments on the renowned talk show Koffee With Karan.

"I made an appearance on the chat show where I have made certain statements without realising that these could be disrespectful and offend sensitivities of viewers for which I am sincerely regretful", he wrote in his response, which is in PTI's possession.

The show in question was "Koffee with Karan", hosted by film-maker Karan Johar, and Rahul, who was the more restrained of the two in his answers, has neither responded to the show cause notice nor reacted to the criticism as yet.

Hardik had invited enormous flak for his remarks on the show where he was seen boasting about casual hook-ups with multiple women. Soon after realizing that things have not gone well among the fans on the social media, Hardik Pandya took to Twitter and issued an apology. On the show, he bragged about not asking the names of women at parties and how he watched them move on the dance floor. "I'm little from the black side so I need to see how they move".

"In the past also, BCCI has handed bans to players for their indiscretions", sources close to the CoA informed CricketNext.

Hardik Pandya was surrounded by controversy after his misogynist and sexist remark on women.

Pandya returned to the national squad after he suffered injury in a match between India and Pakistan in Asia Cup held in October past year.

Pandya is now with the Indian team in Australia and his response, released to a section of the media in Sydney, spoke of regrets.