Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul recently appeared on the show "Koffee with Karan", the show which is famous for having bollywood celebrities and talking about their personal and professional life. "This attempt at an apology does in no way bring the issue to closure".
Meanwhile, the BCCI has already sent a show-cause notice to Pandya and Rahul for appearing on the show without the board's permission. "They have been given 24 hours to give an explanation", Chairman of the Committee of Administrators that runs the BCCI, Vinod Rai, told PTI. "After reflecting on my comments in Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone who I may have hurt in any way".
"I made an appearance on the chat show where I have made certain statements without realising that these could be disrespectful and offend sensitivities of viewers for which I am sincerely regretful", he wrote in his response, which is in PTI's possession. Although the all-rounder has profusely apologised for his behaviour, KL Rahul is yet to respond to the notice.
Hardik has been termed as a "sexist", "racist" and "misogynist" as he made some outrageous comments about women and his sexual activities.
During the chat with Karan Johar Pandya went on to reveal about himself hooking up with different women and sending the same texts to multiple women. Faced with growing outrage, the Indian cricket board, the BCCI, had issued a show cause notice to both the cricketers.
"In the past also, BCCI has handed bans to players for their indiscretions", sources close to the CoA informed CricketNext.
Pandya is now with the Indian team in Australia, where it recently recorded a historic maiden Test series win.
The 25-year-old also said things like, "I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. As I said I am a little from the black side (influenced by West Indies culture) so I have to see how they (women) move first".
But Pandya interrupted and said, "Nahi nahi aisa kuch nahi hai, talent pe hota hai".
India are scheduled to start a three-match ODI series against Australia from Saturday.