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After Hardik Pandya, Twitter Attacks Ranveer for ‘Sexist’ Remarks

Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya has quickly apologised for controversial comments made on a TV chat show GETTY IMAGESIndian cricketer Hardik Pandya has quickly apologised for controversial comments made on a TV chat show
Shannon Reynolds | 11 January, 2019, 13:46

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 episode was aired this Sunday on Star World and was available on Star's OTT platform Hotstar. The two players were given 24 hours to explain themselves.

The comments were labelled "very crass" by the chairman of the country's highest cricketing body, Vinod Rai, who has called for a two-match ban for the two players.

Readers may be aware that after the episode, Hardik Pandya received a lot of flak on social media from fans as well as other netizens for his comments on the show. 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.

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"At a party, my parents asked me, 'Acha tera wala kaun sa hai [Which women are yours]?" He added, "Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show".

During the episode, Pandya is asked by KJo why he doesn't remember the names of the women he meets at nightclubs, in response to which he says: "I like to watch and observe how they move".

As the controversy built up in the following days, Pandya took to Twitter Wednesday to issue an apology: "After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who [sic] I may have hurt in any way". In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments. With suspension pending inquiry, it remains to be seen now if Rahul and Hardik stay with the team or they are sent back home. 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. India are scheduled to start a three-match ODI series against Australia from Saturday. "We, as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers, do not support such views", Kohli said ahead of the first ODI against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). "We are still waiting for a decision to be made".

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