Hardik Pandya did not celebrate Makar Sankranti: Father
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IBNS): Indian all-rounder Hardik Padya, who returned from Australia after the Indian cricket board suspended him for his comments on a Television show recently, did not celebrate Makar Sankranti on Tuesday.
His father said the all-rounder did not step out of his Baroda residence and watched the second ODI match between India and Australia on TV.
His father Himanshu told Mid-Day: "He watched the match. Ever since he has returned from Australia, he has not stepped out of the house. He is also not taking any calls... he is just taking rest."
"It's a festival... a public holiday in Gujarat, but Hardik did not fly any kites. He loves flying kites but his busy cricketing schedule never allowed him to be at home during this festival over the last few years," he told the newspaper.
"This time, he had a chance to fly kites, but because of the adverse situation, there was no mood to celebrate the festival," Pandya's father added.
He said Hardik Pandya is committed not to repeat the same mistake.
"He is very disappointed with the suspension and repents the views he expressed on the TV show. He is committed not to repeat the same mistake," the suspended cricketer's father said.
"We have decided not to talk to him on this subject. Even his elder brother Krunal has not discussed anything about the episode with him. We are waiting for the BCCI's decision," Himanshu told the newspaper.
KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were suspended over their alleged sexist comment on a TV show.
What did Pandya, Rahul say?
When Karan asked Pandya why he doesn't ask for women's names at night clubs, the all-rounder said: "It is so much to talk man, so how can I remember the name also sometimes. It's so loud."
When the host insisted on what does the cricketer talks about, Pandya said: "Its not talking..Its watching and just observing how they move.....I am little from black side so I have to see how they move first...."
Both Pandya and Rahul talked about their sex lives. Rahul shared an experience of how he was caught with a condom by his mother.
Explaining how he is frank with his family, Pandya said: "My family I have been like I am open about everything. When I lost my virginity, I told my parents that aj kar ke aaya (I did it today)." (sic)
"There was a party when my parents were sitting and they were asking tera wala kaun kaun hai (which girls are yours). I actually sat with them and said yeh yeh and yeh (this, this and this girl)...and my parents said wah, wah proud of you beta (son)," Pandya added.
After hearing Pandya, Karan said the cricketer's family was the "wildest".