Recently, Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul attended a talk-show named Koffee With Karan, hosted by producer and director, Karan Johar, and made some sexist remarks on women. This one was aired two weeks ago, on December 30, 2018, whereas Hardik and Rahul's episode was supposed to be the first episode of this year on Koffee With Karan.
Now the youngsters are facing the prospect of suspensions after the BCCI's legal cell, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, on Friday morning, communicated to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) that they can be banned following an enquiry as per reports in Cricket Next.
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The episode that aired on 6 January on Star World, and also uploaded on Star's OTT platform Hotstar, is no longer available on the website. "Respect." Pandya had sparked a controversy when he revealed on the sets of the show that he had relationships with multiple women.
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. I'm little from the black side so I need to see how they move". "And they were like, 'Waah, proud of you beta'". "While Rahul chose the sensible answer, "[It's] up to the woman", the outspoken Pandya chimed in: "Nahi nahi, aisa kuch nahi hai. 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.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli spoke out regarding the matter in the pre-match press conference ahead of India's first ODI against Australia in Sydney. And though Rahul didn't make any controversial comments himself, social media users have blamed him for not intervening and taking up a stand. Hardik is presently in Australia along with the Indian cricket team where they have won a historic Test series against Australia.
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