Mumbai: Suspended Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have had a forgettable start to 2019 following their controversial remarks on a TV chat show, Koffee with Karan.
On the show, Pandya boasted about hooking up with multiple women and spoke about how open he is with his parents, saying he had once told them after losing his virginity, "aaj mai kar ke aaya."
While the duo were not available for the recently-concluded Australia-India ODI series, they were also omitted from India’s ODI and T20I squads for the upcoming series against New Zealand.
According to Times of India, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) had reportedly requested the BCCI to speed up Hardik Pandya’s investigation, which Reliance Industries CEO Sundar Raman has strongly denied.
“MI has nothing to do with this,” Raman was quoted saying by Times of India.
Hardik Pandya has been representing MI since 2015, whereas KL Rahul plays for the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the cash-rich league.