Hardik Pandya’s sexist and misogynistic remarks on Koffee with Karan are crass and cringe-worthy. And, now the controversial episode has gone missing from Hotstar.
What exactly has Pandya apologised for?
His sexist bragging on hooking up with women whose names were not worth his precious time? Or is it for the story on running to mummy-papa to tell them how he had lost his virginity? “Main karke aaya hai aaj (I did it today),” redefines crassness. Was he a tad embarrassed about the anecdote he narrated to a very attentive host about pointing at several women while boasting about his conquests to his parents? Pandya wants us to believe that his folks reacted with a “Wah! Proud of you beta”.Another question from Karan Johar that attracted a debatable response from the two cricketers was, “If you all hit on the same women, then how do you decide?”. Rahul answered saying, “up to the woman” while an outspoken Hardik said: “Nahi nahi aisa kuch nahi hai, talent pe hota hai. Jisko mila woh leke jao (Nothing like that, it’s about talent, whoever gets them, takes them)”. In the backdrop of women gathering courage to speak openly against sexual harassment, this kind of trash passed off as entertainment trivialises a movement and telegraphs to countless men that there really are no boundaries. The host has a lot to answer!
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul suspended
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul will miss the ODI series in AustraliaAn inquiry committee will be set up with a time-bound frame of 15 days. Hardik and Rahul have been facing severe backlash
Kohli breaks the silence
“We as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers don’t align with those views, those were individual opinions. We are still waiting for a decision to be made. From the Indian cricket team’s point of view, this changes nothing in our beliefs in the change room, it does nothing to the spirit we have have been able to create. Combinations will have to be thought of once the decision comes out,” the Indian skipper said.
Also, Harbhajan said the suspension will mean nothing if the two players are allowed to stay back with the team.