Pandya and Rahul appeared on a popular talk show hosted by the Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar earlier this week. In the whole episode, he could not stop himself from boasting about womanizing and that did not go down well with the netizens.
Indian cricketersHardik Pandya and K L Rahul were Wednesday issued show cause notices by the BCCI for their comments on women on a TV show that triggered a massive outrage and might prompt the Board to bar players from such appearances. 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. But the response has not gone down well with CoA chief Vinod Rai. "After reflecting on my comments in Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone who I may have hurt in any way".
Along with Pandya, KL Rahul's suspension has also been recommended. In it, the two cricketers were asked several questions about their personal lives and relationships, and Pandya's replies in particular came in for plenty of condemnation on social media.
Hardik had invited enormous flak for his remarks on the show where he was seen boasting about casual hook-ups with multiple women. "This is sad. Someone of the stature of Bishen Singh Bedi also did not get away with going on a television show in the '70s and was handed a one-match ban", a source was quoted as saying by The Times of India. "Respect", Pandya wrote on his instagram page. "I'm little from the black side so I need to see how they move", when Karan Johar asked him why he doesn't ask women for their names in nightclubs. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had on January 8 taken note of his "crass and cringe worthy comments" on the chat show and had ticked him off.
"It will be considered whether players should even be allowed to appear on such shows which have got nothing to do with cricket", the source stated.
Hardik Pandya is now in Australia travelling with the India team.