Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has remained on the news actively even as the action on the field stands suspended currently. From his personal lives to speak on some of his best memories in cricket, the 26-year old has hit the headlines quite frequently. But there was a time when Hardik Pandya went through a torrid phase in his life after his appearance in the reality show “Koffee with Karan”.
In January 2019, Hardik, along with KL Rahul participated in a talk show with eminent Bollywood director, Karan Johar. The duo faced provisional suspension due to their controversial comments with regards to females; however, they returned to play in the 2019 World Cup in England. Hardik Pandya was especially under the scanner, drawing backlash from several news channels.
Recalling those tough times, Hardik Pandya revealed that the incident didn’t hamper their friendship even though they decided to remain away from each other briefly. Pandya lauded KL Rahul for becoming calmer following that occurring, which had the potential to end his career.
“Our friendship never got…. We took one month off from each other…..it was needed. The stress level was so much at that time. KL never changed.. the friendship stayed. Yes, become calmer than what he was. He has been some. We still love each other.” the 26-year old stated as quoted by Cricbuzz.
It was KL’s idea to exchange jerseys after an IPL match: Hardik Pandya
The Baroda-born cricketer remained confident that the pair shares deep friendship, which was evident from the way they exchanged t-shirts of their respective teams in the IPL. He said that no matter success or failure, they both have remained as brothers in all scenarios. KL Rahul would have turned up for Kings XI Punjab and Hardik Pandya for Mumbai Indians if not for the COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the entire world as of now.
“This was KL’s idea (to exchange t-shirts after an IPL match). KL is a brother to me we have been in all scenarios together. From going up, having success…..going down in the same boat. Then coming up differently.” he added.