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Virat Kohli slams India star Hardik Pandya for 'inappropriate comments'

12 January 2019

The duo have been suspended for an undisclosed length of time, with the pair set to miss the one-day worldwide series in Australia starting on Saturday and the following limited-overs tour of New Zealand.

Following sexist views by Pandya and Rahul, on Thursday, a 2-ODI ban for Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul was recommended by Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai. However, captain Virat Kohli is not too bothered as he believes Ravindra Jadeja can be slotted into the team as the all-rounder in place of Pandya.

Yousuf said he had no doubt that if Pakistan went to Australia now they would also have good chances of winning a test series for the first time.

'They have to understand the magnitude of what's happened. The massive outrage after the interview might prompt the Indian cricket board to bar players from such appearances on non-cricket show. I can say that as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers we don't align with those views and those are purely individual views. To make the interview-from-hell worse, the drama around it has been played out openly by the Indian cricket board.

He further added, "From the Indian cricket team's point of view, this changes nothing in our beliefs in the change room, it does nothing to the spirit we have have been able to create". The bigger question though is regarding Pandya's absence, for the all-rounder tends to provide balance to the ODI side with his ability to bowl 10 overs as well as bat in the middle order.

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"The SCG congratulates Team India for securing its first Test series win on Australian soil". Rahul, in any case, wasn't in contention for a first XI berth. "You don't have control over these things so you have to address it the way it unfolds". I think we need to keep wickets in the back end.

The controversy had exploded when on the show, Pandya had boasted about hooking up with multiple women.

Pandya posted an apology to his social media accounts claiming he had "reflected" on his comments. He also vowed never to repeat the behaviour.

A source close to the development said the team has been waiting to take a final call on Pandya and Rahul.

"You are aware that the enquiry and proceedings against you for misconduct and indiscipline have been initiated under Rule 41 of the BCCI Constitution and the same are presently pending", the show-cause notice, which ESPNcricinfo has accessed, read. "Considering that the BCCI at present does not have an Ombudsman, the COA, in our view, will be justified in and entitled to appoint an ad hoc ombudsman with a defined specific mandate of adjudicating on the present matter".

Virat Kohli slams India star Hardik Pandya for 'inappropriate comments'