Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is grabbing all the limelight but for all wrong reasons. He is facing a social media flak for his actions on the latest episode of Koffee With Karan 6. He was invited with his teammate KL Rahul by the host Karan Johar on the popular chat show.
He made some filthy comments about women and his sexual activities and now has been getting criticized for his comments. His comments were considered ‘misogynist’, ‘sexist’, and ‘racist’. He soon realized his mistake and apologized, he tweeted,
“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.”
Chairman of the Committee of Administrators that runs the BCCI, Vinod Rai, told PTI.
“We have sent showcause notices to Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul for their comments. They have been given 24 hours to give an explanation,”
In spite of his apology, this hasn’t gone down well with the BCCI officials. Speaking to Hindustan Times, a senior BCCI official said that,
“This attempt at an apology does in no way bring the issue to closure. This merely shows how lightly he takes the gravely serious issue of respecting women. His conduct was unacceptable. He needs to understand the impact the utterances of an international cricketer have in this country but more importantly he needs to learn how to differentiate between the right and the wrong. Right now he seems to merely respond to the outrage and not to his own thought process and conduct.”