Hotstar, the online streaming partner of popular chat show Koffee With Karan, has pulled down the episode featuring Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. "This one", he had said on Koffee with Karan.
Now the youngsters are facing the prospect of suspensions after the BCCI's legal cell, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, on Friday morning, communicated to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) that they can be banned following an enquiry as per reports in Cricket Next.
A representative of Star World confirmed to HT that the channel has deleted the episode from Hotstar.More news: Australian actor Craig McLachlan charged with sex offences
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul on Koffee with Karan season 6. The recent episode became quite the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons, so much so that the comments made by Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul even resulted in strict action being taken against them by BCCL.
On the show, Pandya boasted about hooking up with multiple women and spoke about how open he is with his parents, saying he had once told them after losing his virginity, "aaj mai kar ke aaya".
He also shared that he openly identifies the women he sleeps with to his parents: "At a party my parents asked me acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai (Which are your women)?" Later, when Johan asked him why he doesn't ask for the names of women at nightclubs since he has trouble remembering them, Pandya replied: "I like to watch and observe how they move". Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. "I'm little from the black side so I need to see how they move". The duo faced major backlash on social media. India are scheduled to start a three-match ODI series against Australia from Saturday.More news: Will Meghan Markle return to her famous role on 'Suits'?
The Indian cricketer also said that his family was cool with his sexual activities.
Speaking with the media ahead of the match, Indian cricket team's current captain Virat Kohli addressed the controversy: "We, as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers, don't align with those views".More news: Criminal Minds Is Ending with Season 15