Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul suspended post Koffee With Karan controversy; read more

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been suspended until a pending investigation is done, considering their controversial comments on the controversial show, Koffee With Karan.
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul suspended post Koffee With Karan controversy; read moreHardik Pandya and KL Rahul suspended post Koffee With Karan controversy; read more
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Koffee with Karan Season 6’s most talked about episode has been the latest one, which featured Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. The two cricketers have been suspended until a pending investigation is done, considering their controversial comments on the controversial show. “Both Pandya and Rahul have been suspended pending an inquiry," CoA chief Vindo Rai told PTI.

The two will also not be considered for the three-match ODI series against Australia, starting January 12 in Sydney. They will be sent back to India. A source in the BCCI told the agency that the two will be sent fresh notices. “Whether it will be an internal committee of the BCCI or an ad hoc ombudsman who will conduct an inquiry, is yet to be ascertained," the official said. He also added that the Indian team management will take a call on whether they would want to keep the two with the team or send them back.

The cricketers boasted about hooking up with multiple women and Pandya's comments were misogynistic to the next level. Hardik Pandya took to Twitter and issued an apology. He wrote, "After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologize 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." On the other hand, KL Rahul has not said anything yet.

The controversial show has also been pulled down. The Indian cricketers have not just been criticised on social media but have also miffed BCCI with their sexist remarks.

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This is to harsh on boys. It's not their fault alone, it's not intentional. The questions asked to cricketer were equally bad and the boys in the moment went with the flow. They don't have intelligent lawyer like brains to answer smartly.

Karan didn't put words in their mouth. And karan does not represent India. These cricketers are grown men who should be held accountable for their actions, do not try to absolve them from blame by creating an issue with the host or the show.

Yeah I actually really liked Rahul ...its collateral damage for him . Suspension is a big step ...they should be left with a warning.

Ppl are reading too much into this. Leave the boys alone.

Why only they two? They should take some actions against Karan johar and star plus as well. Karan is so toxic

KWK should be suspended too! It’s hightime!

I agree with you. Karan should be punished for putting his guests there in the first place.

Team sports have these issues with behavior. Play an individual sport and you can be free of these social constraints. Be your own boss and can own whatever you say without fear.

K-Jo should be the one blamed for this for just egging Hardik on. That fool didn't know any better and I guess KL got carried away by the flow of the talk. It was cringeworthy, the sly innuendos and the way Karan laughed at anything remotely sexual. Yuckfest!

If this was Karan's idea of slipping the bait to Virat, He should forget about it.

That's what happens when one speaks degrading of women, children, elderly, etc. etc. Individually people may not like it but it wont matter much. Collectively there is only one consensus - IT IS WRONG! Not only to say these things but also do these things, and worse boast about it and feel cool about it.

Raul went down, coz although he didnt say bad about women but supported Pandya throughout in his objectionable remakrs and clearly promoted this behavior off field.

Yes he was.. I think what caught was when he said yes for the hookups at dressing rooms or something like that.. that could be HR issue easily :) I mean have sense while talking even if its KJo Show :)

The problem here is not what Rahul did or didn’t say. The suspension is because they gave interviews to an entertainment show without the prior permission from the BCCI. Once the investigation is completed appropriate punishment will be handed out.Agree Rahul shouldn’t be suspended after the investigation but knowing his track record in previous matches his firing might be imminent.

Why KL Rahul is suspended? He shouldn't be suspended as he didn't said anything controversial.

Why suspend Rahul? Although, I am quite against guys like Harddick(pun intended) suspending them for a show which is bound to create controversy is a bit too much esp when they didn't say anything against the cricket association- their work. Its Kjo's show who should be suspended and star world should shelve his show if anything. Feeling bad for Rahul! He was a sweet guy.

Both Hardik and KL deserve this. They spoke such trash and with an expression of triumph!

Why only pick up on these two . what about Kjo. He twisted the questions forcing them uttering such lines. He is equally guilty.

Why KL? He didn’t say anything inappropriate

KL Rahul shouldn't have been suspended.

Wait, what did Rahul say? I watched the show today.. Hardik was offensive but Rahul was very calm, soft spoken and cool.

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