Virat Kohli slams Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul over Koffee With Karan controversy
The Koffee With Karan controversy refuses to die down. Apologies. regret, and what not. Hardik Pandya and to some extent KL Rahul find themselves in a soup and it is not going to go anywhere any time soon.
A day ahead of the first ODI between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Indian captain Virat Kohli lashed out at inappropriate comments and said that his team does not support such behaviour.
"From the Indian cricket team point of view, any inappropriate comments that are made in that scenario are something that we definitely don't support and the two concerned players felt what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what's happened," Kohli said at the SCG ahead of the opening ODI against Australia.
"Definitely it has to hit anyone hard, they will definitely understand the things that have not gone right," he added.
'The Indian cricket team do not support views like'
Virat Kohli, Hardik PandyaMARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images
The skipper also said that as a team they are not on the same page and irrespective of what the verdict is, they will never endorse such statement and there is a way in which they play the game which will not change.
He also made it absolutely clear that the opinions expressed by the individuals are personal and the team has nothing to do with them.
"We, definitely, as the Indian cricket team do not support views like that and that has been communicated. I can definitely say that as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers, we definitely don't align with those views and those are purely individual views," Kohli said.
"We are still waiting for a decision to be made but from the Indian cricket team point of view, this changes nothing in terms of our beliefs in the change room. It does nothing to the spirit that we've been able to create within the change room and these are purely individual opinions and something as I said which is inappropriate," the captain said.