While their team has been busy negating the Australians in hostile territory, two Indian cricketers have found themselves in a major crisis situation for their antics off the field. KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya, two of the most exciting young talents in the country, became 'Public Enemy No. 1' following their inappropriate demeanour on the popular chat show 'Koffee With Karan'.
Appearing on the show, the Indian cricketers were seen making sexist remarks while objectifying women on national television. Owing to their crass comments, the duo sparked a major outrage on the social media with many suggesting stern action against them. Since then, the cricketers, fans and even the Indian cricket board's Committee of Administrators (CoA) have condemned their remarks on the show.
While Pandya and Rahul are currently serving their suspension pending an inquiry into the matter, the two cricketers continue to draw flak for what was arguably one of Indian cricket's lowest of lows. Joining the bandwagon, Mumbai Police recently voiced their disapproval of the demeanour of the two cricketers.
A 'Gentleman' is a Gentleman, always and everywhere. pic.twitter.com/oANwZH2WwY— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) January 14, 2019
Taking an indirect dig at Pandya and Rahul, Mumbai Police used the opportunity to school general public against committing the same mistake. Using the background of what looks like a cricket field, Mumbai Police tweeted: "A 'Gentleman' is a Gentleman, always and everywhere".
Reacting to the tweet, the cricket fans expressed their own views on the controversy while lauding Mumbai Police for the unique tweet.January 14, 2019 January 14, 2019
Unfortunately “the infamous duo” took the word “Player” literally !— Amitabh Arolkar (@VegaTrader) January 14, 2019
Hats off ðð— Shubham Tiwari (@Shubhamt208) January 14, 2019
A Deep msg for Hardik ðð— RAINA's SAKSHI â¤ (@SakshiRMishra) January 14, 2019
That is why @sachin_rt sir is and will be my all time favourite.— Rahul Kr. Sharma (@IamRahul_07) January 15, 2019
Very effective message.— Ahmar Siddiqui (@ahmar_99) January 14, 2019