Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday while speaking at an event backed Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul over sexist comments and said that “we should move on” because he is sure the two will learn from it and become better persons.
India has suspended the opening batsman KL Rahul and all-rounder Hardik Pandya with immediate effects and sent back to India over their inappropriate comments on women on a television chat show. Board of Control for Cricket in India has confirmed that both players will not play any form of cricket due to indiscipline.
“People make mistakes, let’s not go too far here. I am sure, whoever has done it will realise and come out a better person. We are human beings not machines that we will always be perfect. We should move on and make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Ganguly said on the raging controversy. “They (cricketers) are humble, every now and then one or two make mistakes but I know most of them personally and they are great guys,” Ganguly said.
While Opener Shikhar Dhawan admitted that the presence of Hardik Pandya does bring a balance to the Indian limited overs setup. “The balance that Hardik (Pandya) creates when he’s in the team is very crucial for our team,” he said. Pandya, who was to return to the national setup during the ongoing ODI series against Australia after recovering from an injury he suffered during the Asia Cup, has been suspended due to his comments on a popular television show.
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17 November, 2019