India cricketer Hardik Pandya has apologised after being slammed for making what many construed as misogynistic and sexist comments on ‘Koffee With Karan’, saying he got “over excited through the nature” of the show.
The 25-12 months-antique all-rounder has provoked a backlash after the remarks he made on the celebrity chat display hosted by way of film maker Karan Johar, wherein he regarded with India teammate KL Rahul.
Taking to Twitter, Pandy published, “After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would love to apologise to all of us concerned who I can also have harm in any way.
“Honestly, I were given a bit over excited with the character of the show. In no manner did I suggest to disrespect or hurt all and sundry’s sentiments. Respect.”
On the show, Pandya boasted about hooking up with more than one girls and spoke approximately how open he is along with his parents, saying he had as soon as informed them after losing his virginity, “aaj mai kar ke aaya.”
When the host of the show asked him why failed to he ask women their call in a membership, Pandya answered by pronouncing, “I like to watch and look at how they (ladies) circulate. I’m little from the black side so I want to look how they pass.”
A barrage of immediate grievance started out coming Pandya’s way, prompting the Indian Cricket Board to take into account banning gamers from acting on such chat suggests.
The BCCI had on Tuesday taken observe of his “crass and cringeworthy comments” at the chat display and had ticked him off.
Pandya is currently with the Indian group in Australia wherein they recently recorded a historical maiden Test series win.
Pandya had joined the crew earlier than the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne after convalescing from a again harm which he had suffered at some stage in the Asia Cup in UAE ultimate yr.
He may be visible in motion in the 3-healthy ODI series in opposition to Australia which starts on January 12 in Sydney.