The controversies around the controversial remarks made by Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul continue to stoke a controversy one after another. Former Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh, on Saturday, came out all guns blazing at the tainted duo for making frivolous remarks on Koffee With Karan. Harbhajan said that they had tarnished the image of cricket.
Talking to India Today, Harbhajan Singh said that he would not travel with these two guys (Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul) in the same bus if her daughter and wife were also with him. Hardik Pandya Loses Sponsorship Deal After His Misogynist Comments on Koffee With Karan Season 6 Show.
The former Indian bowler said, “I will not travel with these two guys in the bus if my daughter (Hinaya) or my wife (Geeta Basra) are travelling in the team bus with me. How would they feel? You are looking at women in only one angle, and that is not right.”
Harbhajan also lambasted the duo to bring disgrace to the game. He said, “We don't talk about all this even with our friends, and they were talking on public television. Now people might think was Harbhajan Singh like this, was Anil Kumble like this and was Sachin Tendulkar... Pandya has been in the team for how long to talk of the team culture in the manner he did. I think this is the way to go." Banned Hardik Pandya Ignores Waiting Fans Outside SCG, Under-Fire All-Rounder Walks Past Them Ahead of 1st IND vs AUS ODI in Sydney: Watch Video.
Justifying the indefinite suspension on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, Harbhajan added, “The BCCI did the right thing, and this is also the way forward. This was expected, and I am not surprised." BCCI Suspends Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul Ahead of Ind vs Aus ODI Series, Troubled Duo Likely to Return Home.
Earlier, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul stoked controversy for airing their ‘insensitive views’ on the talk show, Koffee With Karan 6, which is hosted by notable Bollywood director Karan Johar. There was a widespread backlash on social media, and both Pandya and Rahul were not allowed to be the part of the ODI team.