The coffee couch has been infamous for saucy statements, sass, and frequent controversies. Cricketer Hardik Pandya’s recent stint on Koffee with Karan was quite the talk of the town. The right-handed batsman was criticized for misogynistic comments and even called a racist in an unsavory media storm. Seemingly perturbed, the Indian all-rounder took to Instagram to clear the air and apologize!
His post this morning reads-
“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.”
If you’re wondering what the hullabaloo is all about, Pandya’s statements on the show include one where he fondly reminisced about partying with his parents. This saga created a buzz when he shared that he had told his parents about the women he had had a “scene” with.
“And I actually had to tell them. This one. This one. This one,” said Pandya.
Hardik went on to elucidate how he bragged to his parents about losing his virginity. “Aaj mai kar ke aaya,” he had said. He also shared-
“I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move.”
His statements on the show earned him flak from netizens who were outraged at his sexist comments. Pandya admits that he got carried away with the nature of the show in his apology post-
In fact, he even tweeted the apology and was greeted by Twitterati with these responses-
Chup chhichhore…nobody becomes a sexist in one day or by the atmosphere of the show!you are just a sadakchhaap with no decency
— Prachi Das🇮🇳 (@PrachiNotDesai) January 9, 2019
Some lauded his game but cautioned him all the same with a Vinod Kambli reference.
I keep saying this Hardik and I would like to reiterate it brother, you have the talent but don’t let it go the Vinod Kambli way. For now it seems this glam and too early found stardom has affected your play. Pls focus on the cricket and let go off all this froth. Else very soon.
— Nitin Sharma (@sharmanitin12) January 9, 2019
While others jibed that it was KL Rahul (who shared the coffee couch with Pandya) who wrote the post for him.
— ભૂરો ભાવનગરી (@ankur_tank) January 9, 2019
Well, love it or hate it, but you just can’t ignore what transpires on that sassy coffee couch. Can you?