The backlash is so severe that even Hotstar, the digital streaming platform that aired the episode, has pulled it down following the controversy.
Speaking at the SCG on Friday, Indian captain Virat Kohli said he was yet to hear whether the players would be forced to sit out some matches.
As Johar dove into Pandya's personal life, the latter made several free-wheeling remarks that displayed immaturity and an ingrained sense of misogyny, with people billing his comments as "crass, creepy, sexist, racist, and cringe-worthy". "Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul suspended pending an inquiry into their controversial comments on women", he said. He added, "Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show".
"You are just watching and observing how (women) move, as I said I am a little from the black side (influenced by West Indies culture) so I have to see how they move first", he said.
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"At a party, my parents asked me, 'Acha tera wala kaun sa hai [Which women are yours]?"
"I made an appearance on the chat show where I have made certain statements without realising that these could be disrespectful and offend sensitivities of viewers for which I am sincerely regretful", stated Pandya's response, as quoted by PTI. 'I like to watch and observe how they move. "The two players concerned have realised what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what has happened", he said.
Hardik Pandya of India during the 2018 Momentum ODI International Series match between South Africa and India at SuperSport Park in February 2018. Declaring that Hardik's apology was not enough, the body served a show cause notice to both Hardik and KL Rahul on Wednesday, giving them 24 hours to respond. Rahul has not yet reacted to the social media storm.
"From the Indian cricket team point of view, any inappropriate comments that are made in that scenario are something that we definitely don't support", he said.