New Delhi : India’s head coach Ravi Shastri says Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul needed “the wrap on their knuckles”, referring to the duo’s sexist comments on a popular TV show.
Pandya and Rahul were in the eye of a massive storm following their sexist comments on ‘Koffee With Karan’ in January.
“Pandya and Rahul needed the wrap on their knuckles. They would have learnt a lot from what happened, which is good,” Shastri told ‘Mirror Now’.
“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,” he said.
The TV show was aired on January 6. In the show, Pandya and Rahul talked about their relationships, crushes, favourite movies, actors and actresses. Pandya boasted about hooking up with multiple women and even spoke about how open he is with his parents on the matter.