Hardik Pandya, K. L. Rahul issued show-cause notice by BCCI

Hardik Pandya Apologises For His Creepy Comments On Koffee With Karan 6

Hardik Pandya Apologises For His Creepy Comments On Koffee With Karan 6

Pandya and Rahul also caused a social media stir for comments on the same show when they said current India skipper Virat Kohli was a better batsman than the country's cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar. 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".

The Indian all-rounder had earlier taken to Twitter to apologise for his comments, mentioning that he got "carried away nature of the show".

All due to the misogynistic and sexist as well as racist comments left behind by Hardik Pandya on the show, getting carried away with being candid so much so, that he didn't remember that he'd crossed the limits long back into the talk-show! In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments.

It looks like Hardik Pandya's controversial remarks on talk show Koffee with Karan has not only cost him his respect and regard but also some fortune. But Karan Johar made an exception by calling two famous stars from the cricketing world.

After a furore on social media, Pandya took to Twitter to offer an apology in the morning.

The new guns of Indian Cricket Team, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya, made their debut on the chat show. "As I said I am a little from the black side (influenced by West Indies culture) so I have to see how they (women) move first". This was Hardik's response to Karan's question on why Hardik does not ask names of the women he meets in nightclubs. His conduct was unacceptable.

As the backlash began to mount, Pandya issued an apology on his Instagram feed.

"He needs to understand the impact the utterances of an global cricketer have in this country but more importantly he needs to learn how to differentiate between the right and the wrong". This merely shows how lightly he takes the gravely serious issue of respecting women.

According to a source, his comments were deemed "crass and cringeworthy" and might have a bearing on whether Indian cricketers appear on "such non-cricket shows" after this.

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