Koffee With Karan 6: 2 ODI ban recommended for Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul over misogynistic comments
Koffee With Karan season 6 finally saw two cricketers gracing the show. The new guns of Indian Cricket Team, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya, made their debut on the chat show. But, it did not turn good for the show and for the cricketers. KL Rahul kept it more on a lighter side, Hardik Pandya was seen boasting about womanizing which did not go down well with the netizens.
After the netizens criticized the cricketer for his misogynistic statements on women and making a mockery out of it, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) on January 9 issued a show cause notice to both the cricketers. Both Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul were given 24 hours to give an explanation about their irresponsible remarks on women. On Thursday, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai recommended a two-ODI ban on both the players. In a letter to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and CoA member Diana Edulji, CoA chief Vinod Rai asked the Indian board to ban both players for two matches each.
Hardik Pandya responded to CoA’s show cause notice. In his official statement, he said, “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 I would like to assure you that there was no malice or any sort of ill-intent on my part to offend anyone or portray any section of the society in bad light. I made these statements in the flow of the show and had not comprehended the extent to which my statements would be found offensive. Rest assured I hold the BCCI in highest regard and will exercise complete discretion and prudence to ensure that such incidents are never repeated in future.”
Taking to Twitter, Pandya apologized for his statements and said, “After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way. Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone’s sentiments. Respect.”
On the show, Karan Johar spoke about the personal lives of the cricketers, KL Rahul praised how Hardik Pandya is very open about his personal life to his family. He narrated an incident where he had gone to a party with his parents and they asked him with whom he had a ‘scene’. He said, “And I actually had to tell them. ‘This one. This one. This one.” He also spoke about losing his virginity and how he openly boasted it to his parents, “Aaj mai kar ke aaya.” (I did it today).