You need to be watchful of your thoughts when you're alone, and of your words when you're in public. Don't know about the first one, but our sportspersons have certainly been dismissive of the latter of late.
Earlier, while Indian skipper Virat Kohli received flak for his 'Quit India' remark, now it's Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya's turn to justify his sexist comments on Karan Johar's popular show 'Koffee With Karan', that has cricket fans up in arms.
The episode which got aired earlier this Sunday, also featured Indian batsman KL Rahul, but it's Pandya's image that's under a hell lot of scrutiny, which has now led to the BCCI being involved.
The Indian cricket board has issued a 'show cause' notice to both the cricketers, demanding an explanation in the next 24 hours, for their comments made on the show.
Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them, but that doesn't seem to be the case here.
Pandya's so-called plea for forgiveness on Twitter, that he posted earlier today, was more of a joke than an apology as he clearly made an unconvincing excuse of 'getting carried away with the nature of the show.'
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Getting back to Pandya's rant, the Baroda cricketer boasted about his flings with multiple women and how his family was proud of him for the same. With this, he also displayed his interest in how he likes to “watch and observe how they (women) move.”
The moment the show got aired, Pandya attracted immense criticism by people from all over the country over his irresponsible remarks.
No matter how unfiltered Hardik Pandya might be, this interview and its consequences will make him think twice before speaking the next time he is in the spotlight.
BCCI has now granted 24 hours to both Rahul and Pandya to give clarification over their comments while on the 'Koffee couch'. Post which, suitable actions would be taken by the governing body.
While the Indian cricket team is currently gearing up for the ODI series against Australia, the ongoing controversy was the last thing the likes of Pandya and Rahul, who are also in the squad, would have expected.