Case registered against Pandya, Rahul in a Jodhpur police station
It looks like problems of Indian cricketers, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul will not get over anytime soon. In a latest development, a case has been registered against these two for their controversial remarks on Koffee With Karan 6. Post their appearance on the chat show, they were banned by the BCCI. However, their ban was lifted by the Indian board on January 24.
Rajasthan: Case registered against Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul Karan Johar in Jodhpur for comments made during Johar's talk show in December last year. pic.twitter.com/eC19D3jxoP— ANI (@ANI) February 6, 2019
Reports state that filmmaker and chat show host, Karan Johar has also been named in the case. It was registered by DR Meghwal at a police station in Luni in Jodhpur, under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. Earlier, Pandya, in particular, had to face a lot of flak for his misogynist comments and the episode was also taken off air.
The two players were suspended by the BCCI before the first ODI of the series against Australia. They had to miss the whole five-match series. However, on January 25, the BCCI confirmed that Pandya will join the Indian team for the ODI series in New Zealand. Rahul was asked to play the last three one-day matches against England Lions at home.
Since his return to the side, Pandya has shown his importance on the field. In three ODIs against New Zealand, he picked up four wickets and also scored 61 runs with the bat. Prior to that, he hadn't played any competitive cricket for India since his injury in the Asia Cup 2018 opener back in September 2018. He is currently playing T20Is against Kiwis.
Several former cricketers have opined that everybody needs to move on and that the two cricketers must have learned a lot from this entire episode. The Indian legends felt that the controversy went too far and backed the two to perform on the field.