The latest controversy surrounding the 2 Indian cricketers, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul refuses to stall, in-fact it’s only taking more light every- day, something which will certainly concern the duo.
Having said that, the magnitude of what they have done is nothing less either. On a scale of 1-10, it has to be right up there sitting at 10. Passing derogatory comments on women is the worst possible thing to do. While KL and Hardik might not be the only ones, they indeed are in a position to influence people by their actions, a privilege not many people enjoy.
Taking nothing away from them though as they have earned that privilege by putting in those hard yards to make it to the Indian Cricket Team. Everyone in India wants to become a cricketer, only a few do, they were a part of those few- They are special. While the duo has certainly realized their mistake, there are always consequences to any action you take in life and there is a serious possibility that Hardik Pandya might face a ban for a few games. To be honest, he should!
Yes, there is a part of us who also feels that because Hardik is not someone who might be able to hold himself while addressing himself on National Television like a Virat Kohli or Ravichandran Ashwin, things might have gone against him but there is no doubt that the young man did go quite overboard. KL Rahul, on the other hand, was clearly playing along but 2 wrongs never made a right either! Yes, he doesn’t deserve as harsh a punishment which Pandya does but KL should have known where he is coming from.
While Hardik has apologized to everyone via Twitter, according to the latest report in the Mumbai Mirror, the all-rounder also issued an apology to the entire Indian Cricket Team. While he apologized to Virat in person, he also apologized to the Indian Head Coach Ravi Shastri and the former Indian Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He admitted to them that he let them down and apologised for the same while promised for such a situation to never arise again.