The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended the disgraced all-rounder Hardik Pandya and batsman KL Rahul following their controversial remarks on a talk show. However, following the incident the dashing all-rounder has isolated himself in a room, reveals his father, Himanshu Pandya.
Meanwhile, the suspended cricketers received a lot of flak for their sexist and misogynistic comments on a talk show named Koffee With Karan. However, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) is yet to finalise the quantum of their punishment which has put their participation in the World Cup in jeopardy.
Hardik Pandya, who returned home from Australia to Baroda, locked himself in a room instead of watching India’s six-wicket win over Australia at the Adelaide. Himanshu also revealed that Pandya has stopped taking calls and is just taking rest. In addition to, Hardik Pandya’s father said that it is a time of flying kites but he is also not doing that is just sitting inside a room.
“He watched the match. Ever since he has returned from Australia, he has not stepped out of the house. He is also not taking any calls… he is just taking rest,” said Himanshu to mid-day.
“It’s a festival… a public holiday in Gujarat, but Hardik did not fly any kites. He loves flying kites but his busy cricketing schedule never allowed him to be at home during this festival over the last few years. This time, he had a chance to fly kites, but because of the adverse situation, there was no mood to celebrate the festival,” Pandya’s father added.
Pandya disappointed with his comments
Himanshu Pandya also noted that his son seems very disappointed and will not repeat the same mistakes ever again. In conclusion, he said that the whole family is waiting for BCCI’s decision on the quantum of the suspension.
“He seems very disappointed with the suspension and repents the views he expressed on the TV show. He is committed not to repeat the same mistake,” Pandya Sr remarked. “We have decided not to talk to him on this subject. Even his elder brother Krunal has not discussed anything about the episode with him. We are waiting for the BCCI’s decision,” Himanshu signed off.