Kohli says Pandya's 'sexist' comments not reflective of team

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

He added that at this point their chances of making the squad for the New Zealand tour is also "bleak".

KJo is known to have candid, and often controversial, conversations on his chat show Koffee With Karan but the latest episode crossed a line.

Rahul Dravid, who is celebrating his 46th birthday on Friday, is considered one of the most well-behaved cricketers to have played the game. The team also recommended that an ad-hoc Ombudsman, meeting the criteria set by the BCCI constitution, be appointed to adjudicate on the matter within the maximum prescribed period of 6 months from the date the player is charged.

On an episode that aired Sunday night, Pandya and Rahul made remarks about women which were seen as "sexist and misogynistic".

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Rahul, on the other hand, is yet to react to the controversy.

Interestingly, the present issue doesn't fall under the Code of Conduct of the BCCI as per the legal team. The incident has subsequently thrown their selection for the upcoming one-day worldwide (ODI) series against Australia into question with the Indian cricketing body, the BCCI, yet to decide on the two-match ban recommended by Vinod Rai, the chairman of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) that oversees such matters.

In Sydney, on the eve of the ODI series, captain Kohli condemned the two for what he termed "inappropriate" comments but said he was not too stressed about the possibility of a ban on the all-rounder. Two bits of the episode where Ranveer makes risque jokes about Anushka and Kareena Kapoor are going viral on social media, with many users criticising the Simmba star. "Rahul, in any case, wasn't in contention for a first XI berth", said a source close to the development. The constitution specifies that the BCCI CEO seek an explanation from the players through an initial show-cause notice and the CEO's report is to be forwarded by the Apex Council to an Ombudsman, who determines what sanctions are binding.

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