Sunday means a steaming cup of gossip and news thanks to Koffee With Karan and this time it was star cricketers Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul who graced the couch. While it was great to see these celebrities on the show, it was almost cringe-worthy to sit through the entire episode. Especially the part where Hardik was quite nonchalant when he not only revealed that his parents were completely cool talking about sex but also went on to say ‘Aaj main karke aaya’ when he had lost his virginity to them. This just goes to prove how celebrity status and money clearly can’t buy you class. As a public figure, Hardik could’ve been a little more aware of what he was saying and how people who look up to him would get affected by it. Knowing cricket is one of the most popular sports played in India, it is only natural that he has millions of children who look up to him and are equally impressionable. While on one hand, Twitter has gone into a debate about Hardik’s misogynistic comments the other half is furious that the two cricketers chose Virat Kohli over Sachin Tendulkar as a better batsman.
Choosing Virat over Sachin should be the least point of concern here.
The way Hardik Pandya objectified women is something to worry about. What an UNCOMFORTABLE episode it was. NOT COOL AT ALL.
Gotta watch some old RAHUL DRAVID's interview to detox now.#KoffeeWithKaran
— NikhiL (@nikhflix) January 6, 2019
The #KoffeeWithKaran epi further proves that cricket is not a gentlemen's game. It's dominated by UC, nationalist, sexist men who're smug about their privilege and the crazy fan following they have. This I say as someone who loved the sport. I've evolved and idc anymore.
— Sreeparna Mazumder (@Sreeep) January 6, 2019
#KoffeeWithKaran just watched the latest episode, honestly really not interested in watching irresponsible teenagers, boasting about women, we have seen enough of that shit.
— Caffeine in ur cafe (@Khaaleesee) January 6, 2019
— Chaotic Cosmos ? (@komal_gattani) January 6, 2019
Education is highly important….. Parents gotta teach dere kids to respect woman.Speaking about losing virginity to Ur parents doesn't make one cool family… seriously shame on these people who thinks woman are object of desire.ridiculous this is#KoffeeWithKaran
— Shikha (@shikssays) January 6, 2019
The first ever episode of #KoffeeWithKaran where I couldn’t sit through the one-hour show … #HardikPandya proved he is a 9th standard failure … no education, no etiquette & no respect towards women … what a waste of time!!!
— Poulami Mukhopadhyay (@poulamiofficial) January 6, 2019
Watching @koffeewithkaran, a show so entertaining and a mass favourite was a huge disappointment today. Mr Cool objectifying women around him seemed like a coffee affair passed away in few giggles. Sadly, He represents our National Team.#HardikPandya #koffeewithkaran
— Shivani Asthana (@ishivaniasthana) January 6, 2019
Just 10 mins into #KoffeeWithKaran episode of KL Rahul & Hardik Pandya, and I am already turning it off.
CLASSLESS is the word to describe what these guys speak/spoke about.
Definitely not the sort of things you would want to hear from anyone, let alone from National Cricketers.
— Abhishek Barthur (@imabhi27) January 6, 2019
Yikes! Today's #KoffeeWithKaran was extremely cringe worthy. Along with developing batting skills & team spirit, someone needs to teach these boys, especially Hardik Pandya, how to interact with women. Women aren't another record or trophy that you try to achieve, Hardik! ?
— Rish (@desi_mulgi) January 6, 2019
Team India might win a lot more nowadays than earlier. But the team certainly won't ever have the class, grace and the gentlemanly attitude which players like Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid, Laxman, Kumble etc used to carry themselves with, both on and off the field #KoffeeWithKaran
— AnuraagDutta (@AnuraagDutta) January 6, 2019
It might have been fun initially to watch two young sportsmen letting their guards down, but the obnoxious and misogynist attitude of #HardikPandya just was too much to take in. At one time, cricket was called a gentleman's sport. Where has all the class gone? #KoffeeWithKaran
— Vivek (@Vivek18137144) January 6, 2019
— Tommy!! (@tommy_bytes) January 6, 2019
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