Mumbai. Cricketer Hardik Pandya’s comments on a TV chat show hosted by Karan Johar have triggered a debate on social media. His answers on the show were deemed “sexist” and “misogynistic”. Hardik in his response to the notice stated how he made these statements “in the flow of the show” and had not comprehended the extent to which his statements would be found offensive.
Ravi Shastri has come out in defense of the all-rounder and said that he actually misunderstood the meaning of the Yo-Yo test.
Shastri has clarified to Faking News Reporters that, ” Hardik wanted to beat everyone on the Yo-Yo rankings and he was working hard on it. Only yesterday did I realize that Hardik thought Yo-Yo test means one has to behave like Honey Singh. Just like Honey Singh talks about liquor, girls, money, cars, and fashion in his songs, Hardik thought he has to do the same in real life. That’s why I have planned to rename the test to something else otherwise more and more youngsters will fall into the trap.”
Hardik Pandya has also echoed what Shastri said and he has confirmed that he will not behave like Yo-Yo Honey Singh anymore. Meanwhile, BCCI has asked Karan if he can call Umesh Yadav and Kedar Jadhav into his show and end their careers.