Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul recently appeared on a popular talk show Koffee with Karan, hosted by the famous Bollywood director Karan Johar. The show is in its sixth season and it was the first time that cricketers appeared on the show.
However, the show wasn’t well received by the audience as the cricketer-duo might have expected. They made some controversial comments which sparked controversies. Especially, Hardik was a lot more open in his responses to questions about getting intimate with women. He was quite frank in making remarks about being with multiple women.
Even though Rahul was a little subdued, yet he wasn’t dodging the questions. Also, when asked who the better batsman between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli is, both chose the latter. It also didn’t go down well with the Indian cricket fans who love Tendulkar.
Hardik Pandya issued an apology
People turned to social media to show their dissent. The duo received massive criticism for their irresponsible behavior on national television. Later, Hardik issued an apology and mentioned that he got carried away on the sho and didn’t intend to hurt anyone.
“After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way. Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone’s sentiments. Respect,” wrote Hardik Pandya on Twitter.
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) January 9, 2019
However, as per reports, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) of BCCI is planning to punish the duo. Earlier, the board had issued a show-cause notice for their behavior. Now, Hardik and Rahul might even be suspended for a couple of matches. There could also be an official enquiry about the matter.
But the Twitterati, as usual, showed their hilarious side. They were quick to seize the moment and came up with some hilarious memes.
Here are the most hilarious tweets about Rahul and Hardik’s appearance on Koffee with Karan
— Lord Voldemort (@Smart_Ladka) January 9, 2019
— AKSHAY SHARMA (@akshaygoutam7) January 9, 2019
— Anshuman Mishra (@Anshuman86m) January 9, 2019
This is the longest I’ve seen KL Rahul on my TV screen since the Australia tour began. pic.twitter.com/HgvIRB37xX
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) January 6, 2019
— Omee (@Umeshmohnani1) January 10, 2019
— HATIM (@spoilersahil) January 10, 2019
— Brad Joke (@Brad_Joke) January 10, 2019
Coffee at Barista can cost you 100 rupees
Coffee at CCD can cost you 150 rupees
Coffee at Starbucks can cost you 250 rupees
— GRV (@MildlyClassic) January 9, 2019
Actual translation of Hardik Pandya's Apology is this: pic.twitter.com/rOO3NjhN57
— Anabil Bhattacharya (@ianabil) January 9, 2019
— TiD (@torchindark) January 10, 2019
— Nykunj Mistry (@MistryNyk) January 4, 2019
On #KoffeeWithKaran KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya said Virat Kohli is better than Sachin Tendulkar. Completely agree with them. I also feel Hardik Pandya is a better all-rounder than Kapil Dev and KL Rahul is a better opener than Virender Sehwag. pic.twitter.com/KO4ihBRVpu
— Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) January 6, 2019
Ravindra Jadeja's reaction after watching the Hardik Pandya controversy. pic.twitter.com/XmE0CYsBMi
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) January 9, 2019
Dhoni: Chalein daru peene ?
Kohli: Kya Dhoni bhai, ise rehne do, yeh to coffee pi ke bhi ulti kar deta hai… pic.twitter.com/w9pA7ZiHXn
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) January 9, 2019
— Aditya Saha (@adityakumar480) January 9, 2019
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