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Kohli says Pandya's 'sexist' comments not reflective of team

Kohli says Pandya's 'sexist' comments not reflective of team

The popular app Hotstar has officially removed the controversial episode of the latest season of Koffee with Karan on Januray 10, 2019 which consisted of an exclusive interaction with the Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul.

Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are in danger of facing a two-match ban as Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators chief, Vinod Rai recommended punishment for the two star cricketers.

Pandya's comments on the show, which aired on Sunday, were slammed as misogynistic and sexist, and drew a lot of flak from all corners. All mentions of the K.L. Rahul and Hardik Pandya-centric episode have been erased from the social media handles of Star World as well, the channel on which the show airs on TV.

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Pandya, whose remarks on Koffee with Karan were criticised as sexist, apologised for his remarks in a Twitter post, saying he got "carried away by the nature" of the Karan Johar-hosted show.




"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", stated Pandya's response, as quoted by PTI. "I'm little from the black side so I need to see how they move". The BCCI will announce Friday whether it plans to ban or suspend them, which has delayed the announcement of India's squad for the first ODI against Australia, slated to take place Saturday in Sydney.

"The two concerned players have felt what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what's happened".

India will play three one-dayers against Australia after winning their first ever Test series in the country 2-1. As for Rahul, considering that the cricketer didn't make any indecent remarks, it is being said that he may be left with just a warning.

"From the Indian cricket team point of view, any inappropriate comments that are made in that scenario are something that we definitely don't support", he said. "We are still waiting for a decision to be made".