Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya reflected on the biggest controversy of his career, admitting Koffee with Karan incident has definitely made him wiser.
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul faced backlash for “inappropriate comments” during their appearance on Koffee With Karan. (Twitter Photo)
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who is set to become a father, opened up on the “Koffee” controversy where he faced bashing from fans and critics for his sexist remarks on the chat show “Koffee with Karan”, hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar. Pandya had appeared on the show with teammate KL Rahul.
Hardik admitted that he is the sort of person who accepts his mistakes and moves on in order to ensure he doesn’t repeat them again.
“When that happened, I said to myself let’s just accept it and try to correct the mistake. If I would have not accepted that mistake, that part would have still been in me. That phase does not bother me anymore because my family has accepted it,” Hardik told ‘Cricbuzz in Conversation’.
“My family got abused. My father gave an interview post the incident and people made a mockery of it. What hurt me the most was my action caused my family problems, and that’s not acceptable,” Hardik added.
Talking about how the incident affected his family, Hardik said, “I am a family guy. Without family, I am no one. My family is my backbone. The Hardik Pandya you are seeing right now is because of the people behind the scenes, looking after me. They make sure that I am mentally stable and I stay happy.”
Hardik Pandya and Rahul were suspended for a month by the BCCI for his misogynistic comments on Karan Johar’s popular chat show Koffee with Karan in January last year.
The whole country, along with some of the biggest names in the cricketing fraternity, slammed Hardik and Rahul for their poor conduct on the show.
From being hailed by fans to being trolled on social media, life turned upside down in a matter of minutes for Hardik and Rahul. The situation turned so bad for them that Hardik even refused to leave his house for 10 days.
Hardik Pandya and fiancee Natasa are set to become parents. Hardik shared pictures on social media to announce his fiancee was pregnant with their baby.