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Pandya, Rahul back in Indian cricket team

January 26, 2019

Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were recently suspended from the Indian team for their controversial statements in the Koffee with Karan show. They were even sent back to India during the Australian series after when the show was aired. Now, the duo is all set to be back to join the Indian team. Pandya will join the Indian team for the upcoming series in New Zealand. Rahul will join the Indian A Squad in Thiruvananthapuram which will be playing England Lions.

Both the players were suspended by the Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI) under their Rule 41(6) of the Constitution of BCCI. They were suspended on allegations of misconduct.

Meanwhile, fans and even members of Indian cricket team said that Pandya and Rahul must be forgiven for their statements. Many said that their statements were clearly degrading at women. But considering their talent and what they can do for team India, the players must be brought back soon.

Provisional suspensions on #HardikPandya and #KLRahul revoked by Committee of Administrators. via @PTI_News Finally end of the bizarre controversy. High time, they focus on getting back in the team-Sumit Sundriyal, Twitter User

After the controversy, both the players had publicly apologized for their statements.

"Welcome move by @BCCI to lift suspension of #HardikPandya & #KLRahul, can go as replacement for @imVkohli for 2nd half of #INDvsNZ tour, this will help them grow as a better human being & also to b diplomatically correct, when speaking in public @hardikpandya7 @klrahul11", tweeted Pankaj Agarwal.

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