Cricketer Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been dragged into controversy for sexist comments they made about women on the recent episode of ‘Koffee With Karan’.
BCCI’s Vinod Rai told PTI, “We have sent showcause notices to Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul for their comments. They have been given 24 hours to give an explanation.”
Pandya took to Twitter to apologise for his comments. He said, “After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in a way. Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect of hurt anyone’s sentiments. Respect.”
According to reports, Pandya amongst other things said the following on the show, “I like to watch and observe how they move. I’m little from the Black side so I need to see how they move.” Asked why he doesn’t ask women’s names in a club, he said, “When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, “Main karke aya hai aaj (I had sex today)” and “At a party my parents asked me acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai [who is your interest here?] so I said yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women) and they were like waah proud of u beta.” (The Indian Express)