Last year in January, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya and sensational player KL Rahul stirred a massive controversy after their s*xists remarks on the chat show ‘Koffee With Karan’ didn’t go down well with the Indian audiences, who slammed the two cricketers left, right and center for his remarks.
As the controversy gained momentum, both the cricketers faced the heat as they were suspended by the BCCI for a couple of months and were asked to donate a sum of Rs 1 lakh to each of the widows of the 10 constables in para-military forces who had lost their lives while on duty. They were also asked to deposit a sum of Rs 10 lakh in a fund created by the Cricket Association for the blind.
After all these months, former Indian cricketer and World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh opened up about the whole saga during his conversation with Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma.
Talking about the whole controversy, Yuvraj Singh questioned the atmosphere and culture of the team. He also went on to claim that they could even think of doing something like that because they had so much respect for their seniors. He said:
“What happened with KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya, we could not even think of it because we have so much of respect for our seniors. We knew that our seniors would tell us not do such things.”
“These boys do what they want to, after a little success, actually it’s not their fault also as IPL contracts give them so much of money even without playing for India. They get distracted and just don’t know how to handle that money”
Yuvraj Singh also talked about how the atmosphere needs to be changed and the seniors and coaches need to explain what is important for them. He said:
“You need seniors and coaches, you should explain to them and ask what is important, playing for India and working hard on the field. Sachin Tendulkar told me to keep performing and everything will follow,”