Harbhajan Singh has criticised cricketers, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya who raised eyebrows with their sexist comments on Karan Johar’s talk show, Koffee with Karan. The cricketers made many misogynistic comments. After the twitterati took his case on social media, Pandya took to his social media account to apologise and blamed it all on the ‘nature of the show’ for his remarks on women. Facing flak, Pandya has been suspended temporarily from the team. Talking about it with a magazine, Harbhajan said, “Look, the punishment could be a two-match or three-match ban. That will not change anything. Their reputation was at stake, they have lost the trust of their teammates. If he comes and stands next to you at a party, would you like to stand next to him? 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? You are looking at women in only one angle?”
Bhajji also questioned about the role of the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit which monitors players’ activities. He said that the ACU needs to see to the players whereabouts and asked where the members of ACU were when KL Rahul partied till five in the morning or about Pandya using some other players’ rooms. “The Indian Cricket Team has a reputation as they represent the nation. You are bringing bad name to cricket and all the seniors who have played the game. Virat Kohli made it very clear that the team does not want these two players to stay with the team whether they stay in Australia or not, is a different matter,” added the ace spinner.