Virat Kohli on Pandya || Rahul row: Don't support inappropriate comments


After cricketer Hardik Pandya's remarks about women on Karan Johar's chat show Koffee With Karan season 6, a throwback video from the popular show has now irked audiences.

The length of their suspensions is not known, but the duo look set to miss the one-day global series in Australia, starting today, and the limited-overs tour of New Zealand.

According to a statement by the BCCI, the two players will now return to India and face an inquiry for misconduct and indiscipline, initiated under Rule 41 of the BCCI Constitution. Virat Kohli on Friday said the Indian team doesn't align with the "inappropriate" views of the batsmen.

Choudhary agreed with Edulji's view in a separate email.

All mentions of the K.L. Rahul and Hardik Pandya-centric episode have been erased from the social media handles of Star World as well, the channel on which the show airs on TV.

Both Pandya and Rahul have been part of India's practice sessions in Sydney leading up to Saturday's first ODI.

This latest controversy, coming immediately in the wake of India's triumph in the Test series in Australia, has once again split the BCCI and the CoA. The incident has subsequently thrown their selection for the upcoming one-day global (ODI) series against Australia into question with the Indian cricketing body, the BCCI, yet to decide on the two-match ban recommended by Vinod Rai, the chairman of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) that oversees such matters. Acting secretary Choudhary wanted the pair suspended "immediately".

According to a BCCI source, Rahul is not in the first choice of playing XI, while Pandya is also out at least of the first ODI even as the team management is still awaiting a final call. The ACU should report to the BCCI. The legal team has suggested that the CoA, as the authorised head of the BCCI now, could substitute for the Apex Council.

Isha also raised questions about the cause and her show, expressing her anger. "I said, "This, this, and this one", Talking about his parents" reaction, Pandya had said, "And they were like, 'Wah, proud of you beta'". "Respect." However, neither social media users nor the BCCI thought that his "apology" was enough.