With team India missing out on the services of their star all rounder – Hardik Pandya in the series versus Australia as well as the forthcoming campaign against New Zealand, due to the statements made in the famous talk show Koffee with Karan, former Indian pacer, Ajit Aagarkar has sent a message to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) and the BCCI to forgive and forget, as it is hampering with the men in blues stability in the line-up, especially as the ICC Cricket World Cup of 2019 to be held in England and Wales looms large.
“Hardik Pandya needs to come back quickly. I don’t know whoever gets to make the decision has to make the decision quickly enough. I mean he has not committed a crime, he has admitted his mistake of making some crass statements, people need to move on and at least hand him his punishment,” Agarkar was quoted as saying in ESPNcricinfo.
“He has already missed three games, he is going to miss five more and he hasn’t had a lot of cricket in the past two and a half months. He gives you balance,” the veteran of 26 Tests, 191 ODIs and four T20Is, mentioned.
Pandya along with KL Rahul who were invited to show, made quite a few sexist comments, which lead to havoc for the duo as they are now forced to wait for a decision until further inquiry is taken by the governing bodies.
But quite a few cricket fans and experts have displayed their support on the players by stating it as a mistake which was eventually done only by a human being, and that the harshness against them and their careers will only make things worse for the players as well as team India. So as it stands both sets of players will have to stay on the sidelines with the forthcoming tour to New Zealand starting January 23.
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