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Ravi Shastri Says Punishment Fall in Line for Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul

Ravi Shastri Says Punishment Fall in Line for Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul
Team India head coach Ravi Shastri remarked that Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul deserve what they’ve received in terms of a minor punishment following the controversial remarks on ‘Koffee with Karan’ TV show in January.

Shastri reiterated the players needed ‘ rap on their knuckles’. At the same time, Shastri added Pandya and Rahul must have learnt a lesson which has to be a good sign after committing a mistake.

Pandya-Rahul deserved a warning:

Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul and Karan Johar on the sets of ‘Koffee with Karan’ show. Photo Credit: Twitter.

Interestingly, with TV show aired on Star World on January 6, Pandya and Rahul talked to length and breadth regarding varied topics. But Pandya got carried away in the heat of a moment.

“Pandya and Rahul needed the rap on their knuckles. They would have learnt a lot from what happened, which is good,” Shastri told Mirror Now.

Pertinently, the duo faced wrath following their misogynistic remarks in a show hosted by one of the Bollywood producers Karan Johar.

Furthermore, it has led to their suspension on January 11. However, BCCI overseen by Committee of Administrators (CoA), has lifted the ban within a fortnight pending inquiry.

Besides, Rahul then returned to regain his form in India A against England Lions. On the other side, Hardik Pandya booked a ticket for the New Zealand tour.

Following the fall-out of the ban, many cricketing pundits were of the view that there should be stern action against the duo. However, the section of cricketers maintained the players have already faced a lot which included veteran Rahul Dravid.

Recently, Dravid has defended the duo and expected them to return stronger after weathering the storm on social media.

Players could return stronger after mistakes:

Shastri instructs has paid rich dividends for the Men in Blue. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

In addition, while defending the promising prospects, Shastri believes such things help players to return stronger. He added mistakes are the part and parcel and there’s plenty to work on players who have had struggled in between.

“You are bound to make mistakes. And you are bound to be punished at times but that’s not the end of the world. Such experiences just help players to come back stronger, harder and wiser,” Shastri added.

In conclusion, skipper has often praised for his contribution.

Eventually, it hints of mutual understanding between two top-notch cricketers representing the World-ranked No.2 ODI side, India.

Concurrently, India is facing Australia in the series decider at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. Earlier, Australia won .

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