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Hotstar removes controversial 'Koffee With Karan' episode with Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul

Hardik Pandya’s Father Comes to His Defence Following Koffee With Karan 6 Controversy File Image | Hardik Pandya | KL Rahul
Noah Ferguson | 11 January, 2019, 13:46

Edulji had initially suggested a two-match suspension for the duo but referred the matter to the legal cell after CoA chief Vinod Rai agreed with her and recommended the same.

Pandya and Rahul appeared on the talk show on Sunday where their comments - Pandya's in particular - came in for widespread criticism and raised concerns over the team culture. However, now all the other episodes of Koffee with Karan are available except for one that featured Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul.

During the episode, Pandya is asked by KJo why he doesn't remember the names of the women he meets at nightclubs, in response to which he says: "I like to watch and observe how they move".

"I am a little from the black side, so I have to see how they move first".

He also related a story about a party he attended where he pointed to multiple women and then told his parents, "I have something going on with each of them". "The two players concerned have realised what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what has happened", he said. "While Rahul chose the sensible answer, "[It's] up to the woman", the outspoken Pandya chimed in: "Nahi nahi, aisa kuch nahi hai. It's all about talent.

Pandya, for his part, has apologised for his comments saying he "got a bit carried away with the nature of the show". Declaring that Hardik's apology was not enough, the body served a show cause notice to both Hardik and KL Rahul on Wednesday, giving them 24 hours to respond. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments. Hardik is presently in Australia along with the Indian cricket team where they have won a historic Test series against Australia. As for Rahul, considering that the cricketer didn't make any indecent remarks, it is being said that he may be left with just a warning.

"Yesterday, and some time before that as well, we have all been waiting for a decision by the board".

Speaking with the media ahead of the match, Indian cricket team's current captain Virat Kohli addressed the controversy: "We, as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers, don't align with those views".

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