Hardik Pandya issues apology for sexist, misogynistic remarks on TV show

Hardik Pandya issued an apology on Twitter for his misogynistic comments on Koffee with Karan's latest episode

Hardik Pandya issued an apology on Twitter for his misogynistic comments on Koffee with Karan's latest episode

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, the two players issued show-cause notices over their comments on a talk show, are likely to be suspended by the BCCI, ESPNcricinfo understands.

Pandya's comments on Koffee with Karan show were slammed as misogynistic and sexist, prompting the CoA to issue a show cause notice on Wednesday. "However the final decision will be taken once Diana gives her go ahead", Rai told PTI. Hardik termed that he has bit carried away in the show and wants to apologize for the mistake he committed. Pandya posted, "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".

Rahul too made a few statement, that could be considered politically incorrect, but he did not "get carried away" like his teammate, supposedly the best friends in the Indian team. Pandya was even trolled by Twitteratis for his insensitive comments as soon as the show got aired.

"I have seen the remarks made by these two players on the show in print today", Rai wrote on Thursday. The Baroda star answered a question about he approached women in nightclubs in this way, "I like to watch and observe how they move. I am little from the black side, so I need to see how they move". "This attempt at an apology does in no way bring the issue to closure". The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had on January 8 taken note of his "crass and cringe worthy comments" on the chat show and had ticked him off. His conduct was unacceptable.

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"He needs to understand the impact the utterances of an worldwide cricketer have in this country but more importantly he needs to learn how to differentiate between the right and the wrong".

Regarding the apology which he made, one of the BCCI officials quoted that it won't be doing any good for Hardik, as he feels that the realisation for Hardik has come out because of the outrage in the country but not from the personal thought process.

According to sources, the CoA is now contemplating "whether players should even be allowed to appear on such shows which have got nothing to do with cricket", PTI reported.

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