Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul suspended pending inquiry into comments on TV show

Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya has quickly apologised for controversial comments made on a TV chat show

GETTY IMAGESIndian cricketer Hardik Pandya has quickly apologised for controversial comments made on a TV chat show

"I like to watch and observe how they (women) move".

The thought of a talk show making life hard for so many people never came across anyone's mind until India opening batsman Lokesh Rahul and all-rounder Hardik Pandya made their presence felt (in its truest sense) on renowned talk show Koffee With Karan.

"I went from child to boy", he says in the clip while describing his feelings after watching Kareena swimming.

The CoA has taken on board the recommendation of the BCCI's legal team that Pandya and Rahul be suspended pending an inquiry.

The duo have been omitted from the line-up for the opening ODI in Sydney, Australia.

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Meanwhile, the chairman of Committee of Administrators (CoA), Vinod Rai, has sent the two players a showcause notice and recommended a two-match ban.

On Friday, Edulji called for suspension of the two players pending inquiry after the BCCI legal team refused to declare their outrage-evoking comments on women a violation of the code of conduct.

"From the Indian cricket team point of view, any inappropriate comments that are made in that scenario are something that we definitely don't support.and that has been communicated (to the two players)", said Kohli.

"I think he is one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen to ever play the game", Australia Test skipper and fellow wicket-keeper Paine told cricket.com.au.

The Indian cricketer also said that his family was cool with his sexual activities. The 25-year-old all-rounder provoked a backlash after the comments he made on the celebrity chat show hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar, in which he appeared with India teammate KL Rahul. Pandya also apologised for his remarks on Twitter, saying he got "carried away by the nature" of the show. All mentions of the K.L. Rahul and Hardik Pandya-centric episode have been erased from the social media handles of Star World as well, the channel on which the show airs on TV. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments.

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