Pandya and Rahul appeared on the January 6 episode of Koffee With Karan, a popular talk show hosted by the Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar.
After facing massive flak from the audiences and receiving a show cause notice from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Indian all-arounder Hardik Pandya on Wednesday extended an apology to the board saying he is extremely regretful for his remarks made during the TV chat show Koffee With Karan.
It seems the apology and clarification to the show cause notice served by the BCCI will not guide Hardik Pandya out of troubled waters. "They have given 24 hours to give an explanation", CoA chief Vinod Rai said.
Along with Pandya, KL Rahul's suspension has also been recommended.
On the show, Pandya bragged about having affairs with multiple women and even spoke about being candid about it with parents.
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Pandya and Rahul were asked a number of questions about their personal life on the chat show.
The Indian all-rounder had earlier taken to Twitter to apologise for his comments, mentioning that he got "carried away nature of the show". Rai added that he recommended a couple of ODI bans for the respective cricketers, who attended the show and passed on distasteful comments.
Indian cricket authorities have ordered Pandya to explain what meant when he stated he "got a bit carried away" when talking about his prowess with women during the Indian cricket teams' celebrations following their historic win.
Hardik Pandya is now in Australia travelling with the India team. While Rahul himself did not make problematic statements, he did not counter Hardik when he made statements like "I like to watch and observe how they (women) move [in nightclubs]. As I said I am a little from the black side (influenced by West Indies culture) so I have to see how they (women) move first". He had joined the team before the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne after recovering from a back injury, which he had suffered during the Asia Cup in UAE past year.
India are scheduled to start a three-match ODI series against Australia from Saturday.