Virat Kohli reacts to Hardik Pandya's sexist comments
January 12, 2019
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has spoken up about the controversy involving Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul, who made sexist comments on the TV talk show, Koffee with Karan.
Kohli said that cricketers don't agree with those views and these were individual players. At a press conference he said,
We as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers don't align with those views, those were individual opinions. We are still waiting for a decision to be made. From the Indian cricket team's point of view, this changes nothing in our beliefs in the change room, it does nothing to the spirit we have have been able to create. Combinations will have to be thought of once the decision comes out. - Virat Kohli, India cricket captain
Pandya's sexist comments has caused massive social media outrage and led the player to apologise. Pandya said he "got a bit carried away" while he talked about his exploits with women.
Pandya and Rahul are currently on India's tour of Australia. Indian cricket authorities have recommended a two-match ban for the players.
Pandya posted his apology on social media and said, "After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way. Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments. Respect."