Harbhajan Singh lambasts Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul: You are bringing bad name to cricket and all the seniors

Ace spinner Harbhajan Singh slammed cricketers KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya for their comments on Karan Johar's show, Koffee with Karan.
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Ace spinner Harbhajan Singh has slammed cricketers KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya for their controversial comments on Karan Johar’s chat show, Koffee with Karan. The cricketers had boasted about their night outs and made many misogynistic comments. After facing immense backlash on social media, Hardik Pandya had taken to his social media account to apologise and had blamed the ‘nature of the show’ for his remarks on women. The cricketers have been issued show-cause notices and have been suspended from the team provisionally.

Harbhajan Singh minced no words and told India Today, “Look, the punishment could be a two-match or three-match ban. That will not change anything. Their reputation was at stake, they have lost the trust of their teammates. If he comes and stands next to you at a party, would you like to stand next to him? I will not travel with these two guys in the same bus because if my daughter, if my wife is travelling in the team bus.. how would they feel? You are looking at women in only one angle? That's not right”

He added, “He's talking about using other teammates' room. 'C'mon man what are you talking about? You have been in the team for only one year. What do you know about the team? We never created this kind of culture...party till 5 and come to play the next day. 'You're here to play cricket not to do this kind of stuff. When you have free time, you can enjoy, do what you want to do.”

He also raised questions about the role of the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit which monitors players’ activities. He said that the ACU needs to see where the player is going and asked where the members of ACU were when KL Rahul partied till 5 AM in the morning or Hardik Pandya used some other players’ rooms.

He added that the Indian Cricket Team has a reputation as they represent the nation. “You are bringing bad name to cricket and all the seniors who have played the game. Virat Kohli made it very clear the team does not want these two players to stay with the team... Whether they stay in Australia or not, is a different matter,” he said.


indians needs to understand freedom of speech and how that works.

and then once they learn, they should spend time being outraged on real issues

i feel like they are taking this matter way too serious, come on it was just a show and I bet boys at that age do this kind of stuff so why judged abd banned them just because they are criceters? i liked the show!!!

The earlier team was more cultured, people change with times, however it doesn’t give him any excuse to publicly demean women with his stance. Karan should stick to his 50 suitcases of designer clothes and focus on his children

Comparing to movie celebs is invalid because they are trained for shows like this and give multiple interviews without having ever trained for acting. Shows like kwk are not something cricketers are trained for. He had no idea what he was getting into. So many celebs indulging in the same behaviour and worse but hold their tongues during interviews. That is the only difference

I think KJs show should be banned! What does he promote on this brainless idiotic show anyway??
Asking stupid questions, snickering and giggling. Adding absolutely no value!

There is a perfect word in Hindi to describe Pandya: chichora.

Hardik has shown everyone why education is so important!! Compare that to a much younger Sara on KWK and you will know what I mean. No matter what profession you're in, basic education gives you the intelligence to use an opportunity like this to your advantage at the very least. These idiots have screwed up their own careers.

Hmm.. Karan has so much clout that he got the episode removed from hotstar..

I think hardik Pandya deserves a strict punishment for all his actions and taking everyone and everhibg for granted. He should be suspended from IPL as well as other forms of cricket for some time. KL Rahul while saying some disturbing stuff was not as bad as Pandya.

Wow well said

Harbhajan Singh was very wild in his heydays and not he's suddenly become preachy and holier than thou.

Kya baat bhajju pa!

Harbhajan is bang on. These two idiots are so lame they threw the whole team under the bus. Cricket is a gentleman's game and hope it stays that way.

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