Mumbai: ‘Crass’, ‘Misogynist’, ‘Sexist’, ‘Cringeworthy’ is how Twitterati responded to cricketer Hardik Pandya’s remarks on Karan Johar’s Koffee With Karan show, which also had his teammate K L Rahul.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not amused and has issued show-cause notices to both the players asking them to explain with 24 hours.
KL Rahul chose his words carefully in the show unlike Hardik, who seemed to have got carried away when asked about his relationships, crushes and link-ups.
After the Twitter backlash, Pandya apologised for his comments stating that he ‘got a bit carried away with the nature of the show’.
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) January 9, 2019
“What Hardik has spoken at the show speaks poorly of the BCCI and Indian cricket. An apology is not enough and strong action should be taken so that right example can be set for the younger generation,” a BCCI official told India Today.