Case registered against Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul for comments on Koffee with Karan

first_imgCase registered against Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul for comments on Koffee with KaranHardik Pandya and KL Rahul faced a massive backlash after their Koffee with Karan episode was aired and were slammed for their ‘sexist and misogynistic’ comments on the chat show.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 6, 2019UPDATED: February 6, 2019 10:42 IST Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have returned to playing cricket their BCCI lifted their suspensions over the Koffee with Karan controversy. (@hardikpandya7 Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCase registered against Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul in a Jodhpur police stationPandya and Rahul were suspended after they made sexist comments on TV show Koffee with Karan aired in JanuaryThe suspensions were lifted and Pandya joined Team India for the limited overs tour of New ZealandIt seems like the trouble over Koffee with Karan is not going to get over any time soon for Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. After they were relieved of the suspension from the BCCI over their comments on the show, now a case has been registered against the duo and the host of the show and filmmaker Karan Johar in Jodhpur.Pandya and Rahul faced a lot of backlash on social media for the comments made by them on the chat show, which is famous for sparking controversy. Following the backlash, BCCI had suspended the duo.However, their suspensions were lifted on January 24 pending appointment of an ombudsman.Rajasthan: Case registered against Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul & Karan Johar in Jodhpur for comments made during Johar’s talk show in December last year. (@ANI) February 6, 2019Since then, Pandya has been playing for Team India in New Zealand while KL Rahul joined India A team for matches against England Lions.Pandya played the last three ODIs against New Zealand and shone in all departments on the field.So far, with the ball he has picked 4 wickets and has scored 61 runs with the bat.Just when it looked like the trouble for the duo would fade away, the case against them has been registered in a Jodhpur police station. Along with the duo, Karan Johar also has his name in the case.Right after their suspensions were lifted, former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin had said that Pandya and Rahul’s on-field performances should speak for them now.advertisementPandya, who hadn’t played for India since his lower back injury in the first match of the Asia Cup, showed his intensity and will to play when he took the field in New Zealand.Pandya’s mentor Kiran More told that Pandya was very disturbed with the controversy but now his focus was back on cricket.”Absolutely [was expecting him to make an immediate impact on comeback]. He is a very talented cricketer, no doubt about it. He had no bad intentions at all. The chat show incident happened. That’s what shows the character of the cricketer. He is a cricketer who works very hard and gives his 100% whenever he plays for his teams. Happy he has made a huge comeback.”Definitely, he was very disturbed [during the Koffee With Karan row]. Good, he has made a huge impact straight away,” More added.”Now, he is clear about his cricket. His focus is on cricket and he showed how much he wants to play for India in New Zealand.”The suspension for him was like getting dropped from the India team. For him, it was like he was trying to make a comeback. He and Rahul both of them have realised they made mistakes. He is mentally so strong and it has shown with the way he has made the comeback.”Also Read | Hardik Pandya a natural talent and a match-winner: Ravi ShastriAlso Read | Hardik Pandya’s form with bat and ball a good sign for Team India: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | Hardik Pandya was just dying to get into the thick of things: R SridharFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Hardik PandyaFollow KL RahulFollow Koffee with Karan controversylast_img read more

Former LTTE member arrested over explosives in threewheeler

One person had fled while two others were arrested. (Colombo Gazette) The items were found hidden in the three-wheeler during a search operation.According to the Police, three people were in the vehicle when it was stopped by the Police. A former LTTE member, who escaped last week when the Police found explosives in a three-wheeler, was arrested in Mankulam.Flags similar to that used by the LTTE, clothes and explosives were found in the three-wheeler in Oddusuddan on Friday.