Hardik Pandya’s Father Comes to His Defence Following Koffee With Karan 6 Controversy
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It seems like dad Himanshu Pandya is on a damage control mode for his son Hardik Pandya’s frivolous comments made on an episode of Koffee With Karan 6. Sr. Pandya, on Thursday, defended his son saying that the comments were made in a light-hearted manner and that his son is an innocent manner, asking people to not to read much into his comments.
However, it seems like dad’s attempt to tuck the muck under the carpet might open another can of worms for the under-fire Indian all-rounder. As per a report in Mid-Day, Himanshu Pandya said, “I don’t think people should read too much into his comments. It was an entertainment show, and his comments were made in a light-hearted manner.” Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul Stare At 2-Match Ban After Misogynist Comments on Koffee With Karan 6; COA Chief Vinod Rai Recommends Action.
Himanshu Pandya, the father of Hardik Pandya, went a step further ahead and said, “He was only looking to entertain the audience. So, it should not be viewed very seriously or negatively. He is an innocent boy with a very fun-loving nature.”
The comments by Hardik Pandya at a talk-show Koffee With Karan 6, this past week, didn’t go down well with the audience. Of what seemed cool to the 25-year-old all-rounder, the statements made by Hardik were nothing less than ‘misogynistic’. Hardik Pandya Apologises for His Comments on Koffee With Karan 6; Says, ‘I Got Carried Away’ (Watch Video).
Little did he know that his pseudo-cool nature on national TV would stoke such an outrage! KL Rahul, on the other hand, played it safe. However, he was trolled too for choosing Virat Kohli over Sachin Tendulkar in response to a question asked by the host, Karan Johar. Hardik Pandya & KL Rahul to be Banned for Comments on Koffee With Karan 6? Reports Say COA Member Diana Edulji Wants Cricketers to be Barred?
Earlier, reports were doing the rounds that the duo was likely to be banned for a certain number of matches for bringing disgrace to the game. Both Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been issued show-cause notices for their behaviour on the show. Hardik has come out with a public apology; however, Rahul seems to have remained silent.