Hotstar removes KWK's Hardik Pandya-KL Rahul episode after the huge controversy

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The comments triggered social media outrage, and prompted Pandya to release a statement apologising for his behaviour, saying he got "carried away by the nature of the show".

Cricketer Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were embroiled in controversy after their infamous appearance on Karan Johar's talk show.

On Thursday, Vinod Rai, Chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) had recommended a two-ODI ban on the duo but fellow member Diana Edulji had pushed for a legal opinion before deciding on the quantum of punishment.

Known to brew the coffee with celebrity gossips and revelations, the show has stooped a new low with its latest episode that had Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul on the couch. "I'm little from the black side so I need to see how they move".

He also shared that he openly identifies the women he sleeps with to his parents: "At a party my parents asked me acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai (Which are your women)?" Comments and confessions about women made by the renowned team India bowler Hardik Pandya, resulted into worst consequences. I will not travel with these two guys in the same bus because if my daughter, if my wife is travelling in the team bus. how would they feel?

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"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", Pandya said on Twitter.

Kohli described the news as "unfortunate" and made it clear he - or anyone in the Indian cricket team for that matter - did not agree with the comments shared by the players on the light-hearted television segment that was filmed previous year. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments.

The release by the BCCI said that the CoA had first sent out a notice to both players concerned to which the players responded with an apology.

"Definitely it has to hit anyone hard, they will definitely understand the things that have not gone right". The two cricketers were suspended and will most likely return home from Australia where India will play three ODIs starting January 12 in Sydney.