Hardik Pandya apologises for his comments on Koffee with Karan

The all-rounder took to Instagram to issue an apology.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya of India. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Hardik Pandya has apologised for his disturbing and controversial remarks on talk show Koffee with Karan. The India allrounder recently appeared on the show alongside teammate KL Rahul. Keeping the norm in the show, host Karan Johar asked some very personal and intriguing questions. And while Pandya did not hesitate in answering those questions, he raised quite a few eyebrows with them.

The allrounder and Rahul had unhesitatingly picked current India skipper Virat Kohli over Sachin Tendulkar as the better batsman. In a blink of an eye, the fans took to Twitter to slate them. Pandya then found himself in more trouble when he revealed a bit too much about his personal life. His comments on relationships, dating and other questions related with women took the fans aback as they bashed him on Twitter.


One of his most disturbing remark was about his family being open and how he came home after losing his virginity and said, “Aaj karke aya hai (I did it today).” He also recalled taking his parents to a party where they asked him which woman he was seeing, and he pointed at all of them one by one.

 Pandya issues apology:

With the matter getting out of hands, Pandya, on Wednesday, took to Instagram to issue an apology. The allrounder said that he ‘got a bit carried away with the nature of the show’ before insisting that he did not want to hurt anyone’s sentiments.

“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,” wrote Pandya.

Pandya returned to the Indian squad from injury for the final two Tests of the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. He, however, did not play any game. He has stayed on in Australia for the three-match ODI series starting 12 January.