Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have surrounded themselves with never stopping controversies since they have made misogynist comments during the conversation with renowned filmmaker Karan Johar on his chat show, Koffee with Karan season 6.
The duo has been largely criticised by former cricketers and fans and also by the Indian cricket management as they have been sent off home from Australia and they will also be missing the limited-over series against New Zealand as per the BCCI.
Amidst the series of criticism, the duo has also been backed by some cricketers and related sports figures.
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly backed the cricketers by saying, “People make mistakes. Let’s not take it too far. I am sure whoever has done it will realise and come out as a better person. We are all human beings, not machines that everything you put out comes out perfect. You just have to live life and let others live.”
“They are responsible people and they maybe role models but they are humans. They are under pressure all the time to perform and certain things happen. We should move on and make sure it doesn’t happen again,” he continued.
Earlier legendary cricket umpire Simon Taufel also backed the duo and urged Indian cricket management to consider their apology and give them another chance as they have to experience more pressure in their lives and their career should not get disrupted by their immature comments.
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were slammed over their sexist comments on Koffee with Karan. Despite an apology to fans and their own teammates, Pandya and Rahul were suspended by BCCI and were forced to return to India. The Committee of Administrators is not happy with the unconditional apology and is insisting on harsher punishment for the duo.