Indian cricket team all-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener KL Rahul have long been embroiled in a major controversy over their appearance on popular talk show ‘Koffee with Karan’ which have brought their career to a major standstill.
After the show was aired, the pair were suspended from the Indian cricket team pending inquiry, which has led to them missing India’s ODI series win against Australia and the ongoing tour of New Zealand. Hardik Pandya also had to issue an apology for his comments, which were deemed insensitive, sexist and misogynist in nature.
Bollywood director Karan Johar who hosts the show has now finally broken his silence on the issue, claiming that he feels responsible for the plight, which the cricketers currently find themselves in.
Speaking to ET Now, Karan said:
I have to say that I feel very responsible because it was my show, it was my platform. I invited them as guests and so the ramifications and repercussion of the show are my responsibility. I have had so many so many sleepless nights, wondering about how I can undo this damage, who is going to listen to me. It’s now gone into a zone which is beyond my control.”
KL Rahul and Pandya’s future in the team at least for the time period still remains very much in doubt. The matter has now reached the Supreme Court who have now set up an inquiry committee who will decide the fate of the players.