People make mistakes: Sourav Ganguly on Hardik-Rahul's 'sexist' row
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IBNS): Reacting to the row over alleged sexist comments by Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly said people make mistakes so all should move on ensuring the incident is not repeated.
While speaking on the sidelines of an event, Ganguly said: "People make mistakes. Lets not get too far into that and I am sure whoever has done it will realise and will come out as a better person. We are all human beings. We are not machines that everything you put in comes out perfect. So you just got to live life and let others live.
"They are responsible people, humans and may be role models. They are under pressure all the time to perform and certain things happen....We should move on and make sure that it doesn't happen again."
What did Pandya, Rahul say?
The alleged sexist remark came out from Pandya, who was present on director-producer-actor Karan Johar's talk show Koffee with Karan. Pandya was accompanied by Rahul in the same episode of the chat show.
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.
How did Indian board react?
The Indian cricket board had sent both the cricketers back home in the middle of the ongoing Australian tour. Pandya and Rahul are also not sure in the upcoming New Zealand series.
What did Virat Kohli say?
During a recent press conference in Australia, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli said: "We as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers don't align with those views,. Those were individual opinions."