Hardik Pandya Controversy: 5 controversial moments of Hardik’s career
Updated on: Dec 7, 2022 4:51 pm IST
Hardik Pandya Controversy: India’s flamboyant cricketer, Hardik Pandya, is the media’s favorite child. Every now and then, the all-rounder lands himself in a fresh controversy. Hardik Pandya is free-spirited and does not shy away from speaking his mind out. Unfortunately, this nature always backfires for him. Even after doing wonders on the field, his image took a hit owing to his off-field antics.
Here are 5 such controversial moments of Hardik Pandya’s career
1. Sexist statements on the show Koffee with Karan
The controversy that shook Indian cricket involved Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. Both appeared in a chat show called “Koffee with Karan” where Hardik Pandya was seen passing off some objectionable statements about women. His statements were termed sexist, and he was strongly called out by the fans on social media. Later, he was reprimanded by the BCCI for violating the code of conduct. BCCI suspended both players by handing them a 2 months ban. A case was also registered in the Jodhpur High Court, but they later received relief from the court.
2. Evading customs duty on watches
Hardik Pandya was involved in yet another controversy at Mumbai airport. Pandya allegedly bought 2 highly expensive watches but could not produce any bills at the airport customs office. The customs officials later seized the watches. It was alleged that the cricketer did these antics to avoid customs duty. However, Pandya issued a clarification and termed all the reports false. He said that he himself went to customs officials and paid all the duty fees.