After the episode of Koffee with Karan, that brought a whirlwind of troubles for cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, they’re finally seeing some hope. A media release was issued by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) late night on 24th January, which stated that the ban on these players has been lifted provisionally with immediate effect.
For people who watched the episode, it was shocking to see a talented player like Pandya to talk crass about women and displaying misogyny in all its glory. The issue spread like wildfire, and BCCI had put a ban on both players till further notice. Now the committee has announced that the ban is lifted until the appointment of an ombudsman by Supreme Court for further inquiry.
Twitterati spoke out on the decision and while some thought the duo had suffered enough, others weren’t so happy. And of course, some were just unaffected and making memes. Check it out:
Women respect is more important than any other events.
— hardesh (@hardesh_dave) January 25, 2019
— Gopal (@gopalkrrish) January 24, 2019
— Meha Bhardwaj (@Bhardwajmeha) January 24, 2019
India's cricket board has lifted the suspensions of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul with immediate effect#Great👏🏻
😀But this will be the next big thing to come out…
👉🏻Pandya’s article on awesome benefits of quitting☕️coffee or caffeine😂
— Smaranika Pattanayak (@samiraa427) January 25, 2019
— Jayanthi Jayavanth (@JayanthiJayava1) January 24, 2019
| on phone call |
Karan Johar – Congratulations guy's you both has been lifted.
KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya – Thanks.
Karan Johar – kabhi aao fir se Koffee peene.
KL Rahul and Hardik – pic.twitter.com/8hGqr1aJPy
— Pranjul Sharma 🌞 (@Pranjultweet) January 24, 2019
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— Sir Amish Tripathi (@amish_sir) January 24, 2019
Bcci have lift the bans upon Hardik pandya and kl rahul provisonally. It means these nonsense men can play for indian team. Very sad for the womens that they get a little period of bans @vikrantgupta73
— Nayan (@Nayan96892444) January 24, 2019
Good to see there is some activity with Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. The forced indecision was helping nobody. There must still be a hearing and a verdict but like with Ben Stokes, pending that, they should be free to play. India 'A' would be a good restart.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 24, 2019
The controversy over @hardikpandya7 and @klrahul11 comments is getting farcical. Now a fight is on in SC between BCCI and COA to appoint an ombudsman to hear the issue! For god sake, they made a mistake, apologised, let’s get on with the game. Stop treating them like criminals.
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) January 17, 2019
Pandya will be heading to join Team India in New Zealand for the ongoing limited over series, whereas Rahul will be a part of India A squad for the 5 One Day games being played against England Lions in Thiruvananthapuram.
The fans are clearly divided in two sections. What are your thoughts? Is it a mistake that should be forgiven and forgotten already or more serious actions should be taken so that it becomes a lesson for every celebrity?