We definitely don't support inappropriate comments - Virat Kohli

Ruben Hill
January 11, 2019

"We, definitely, as the Indian cricket team do not support views like that and that has been communicated", Kohli said ahead of the first ODI against Australia at SCG.

"From the combination and team balance point of view, yes, you'll have to think about the combination you'll need now", Kohli said. Reacting to the comments made by the duo, Kohli said that cricketers don't align with that views and those were the opinions of the players.

"Definitely it has to hit hard, they will definitely understand the things that have not gone right. And anything should not be taken away from that because as I said, those are pretty much individual opinions." the Indian skipper stated.

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul's comments on a popular TV show had already landed them into much trouble with the Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai recommending a two-ODI ban on both the players.

While the on-field focus in Indian cricket is set to shift to white-ball cricket with the ODI series against Australia, the off-field attention has been hogged by controversial interview on an entertainment show.

Australia's limited overs skipper Aaron Finch lauded MS Dhoni's decorated global career ahead of the ODI series opener.

"Yesterday, and some time before that as well, we have all been waiting for a decision by the board".

"You are just watching and observing how (women) move, as I said I am a little from the black side (influenced by West Indies culture) so I have to see how they move first", he said. Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya has landed himself in controversy after his comments on the TV show. We all are waiting just like everyone to understand what the decision will be.

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 past year. "And they are definitely not going to dampen anything that we've achieved", he asserted.

The BCCI slapped a show cause notice to Pandya and Rahul, to which the former offered "regrets" for his comments on women.

"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 wrote on Twitter.

Pandya, for his part, has apologised for his comments saying he "got a bit carried away with the nature of the show". In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER