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Pandya-Rahul controversy at ‘Koffee With Karan’: BCCI mulls barring cricketers for such shows

The entire chat they had with the host Karan Johar has drawn a lot of backlash in the cricketing community and among fans as well.

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul recently sparked off a controversy with their remarks on women on a popular chat show Koffee with Karan. It has prompted the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to consider barring cricketers from taking part in non-cricket shows. On Wednesday, the BCCI even sent show-cause notices to the two cricketers for making remarks on women and were asked to give an explanation within 24 hours.

Pandya and Rahul, both of whom are in Australia currently for the ODI series, recently appeared on the programme Koffee With Karan hosted by ace filmmaker Karan Johar where they let loose their words leading to a massive outrage. Facing the backlash, Pandya later apologised over his remarks saying he “got carried away by the nature” of the show while KL Rahul is yet to be heard responding to the criticism.

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BCCI to reconsider the decision

“It will be considered whether players should even be allowed to appear on such shows which have got nothing to do with cricket,” Times of India cited reports as quoting a top BCCI official.

“We have sent showcause notices to Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for their comments. They have been given 24 hours to give an explanation,” Vinod Rai, chairman of the Committee of Administrators that run the BCCI, said.

Pandya boasted about his link with women on the show

On the show, Pandya boasted about his link with multiple women and how frank he has been about it with his parents.
When he was asked the reason for not asking women their names in a club, he said he liked waiting and watching how women moved. “I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move,” Pandya said.

On the ground, though, none of the two cricketers had anything worth sharing in recent times. While Pandya missed international cricket since September when he was stretchered off the ground during a game against Pakistan in the Asia Cup in the UAE and joined the Indian team in Australia during the ongoing Test series though did not get to play; Rahul has had a forgetful tour as he managed just 57 runs in six innings and might struggle to make it to the Indian squads for future Test series.

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