BCCI likely to take action on Hardik Pandya for his comments on Koffee with Karan
The episode featuring Hardik and Rahul was aired on Television recently.
Published - Jan 9, 2019 11:57 am | Updated - Jan 9, 2019 11:57 am
Hardik Pandya’s comments on the prominent show Koffee with Karan is doing no good to his reputation at the moment. While the promos released were a big hit, the full episode aired on Television on Sunday has put him in big trouble. There is a ruckus among the section of the Indian fans now who are slamming the cricketer for his ‘misogynistic, sexist and racist comments.
Moreover, after realising that the way he behaved in the show is being taken seriously, Hardik also issued a formal apology on social media stating that he didn’t mean to disrespect anyone. He also admitted that he got carried away with the kind of a show it is. But the apology doesn’t seem to be enough it seems as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken the matter seriously and is likely to take action against Hardik.
“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,” he tweeted on Wednesday.
His conduct was unacceptable
According to the reports in Times Now, the BCCI will take an appropriate action against Hardik Pandya for his comments on the show. The decision will be taken after the concerned officials watch the entire episode and the punishment will also be made public in press release. Also, the words used by the all-rounder is a concern as it highlighted his attitude towards women.
“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,” a senior BCCI official was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.