Hardik Pandya was recently given a big reprieve by BCCI after the cricket body lifted a ban on the player. Hardik was reprimanded for his unsavoury comments on women on Karan Johar's chat show. The Indian all-rounder was spotted at the Mumbai airport.
Hardik Pandya looked relaxed in fashionable attire. He was wearing blue pants, a blue shirt and blue shoes. His shirt had golden embroidery, he teamed it up with a matching scarf around his neck.
Hardik Pandya was seen busy on the phone while waiting for his car. He also had an Ipad in his hand.
Hardik Pandya's mentor Kiran More supported the all-rounder throughout the controversy that rocked Pandya's career. The former Indian stumper said, "I am very happy that the two boys will be able to resume their cricket again. Hardik, especially, needed some games as he was returning from an injury. I can't wait to see them in action again,"
Kiran More revealed Pandya had a couple of practice sessions with him in Baroda. "He looked in excellent touch. We had a good chat and discussed the plans for the World Cup," said the 1987 and 1992 World Cupper.
After the whole controversy broke out, BCCI secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary suggested that Hardik Pandya should go through sensitisation before joining back the team, "Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul must be allowed to join the team [if selected] only once they have gone through a proper sensitisation in addition to serving a ban, if imposed upon them. In any case, the entire team and support staff must go through a sensitisation process. The CEO may join them in the sensitisation as well as recommended by Veena Gowda, Advocate," Chaudhry wrote.
Karan Johar also finally opened up about the controversial Koffee With Karan episode, that put Hardik Pandya in trouble. Johar said, "I have to say that I feel very responsible because it was my show and my platform. I invited them as guests, and so the ramifications and the repercussions of the show are my responsibility. I have had so many sleepless nights wondering how can I undo this damage, who is going to listen to me. It has now gone into a zone that is beyond my control. I have to say, and I don't defend myself with it, but the questions I asked the two boys are questions I ask everyone, including women. Even when Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt were there, I asked them those questions."
Also spotted at the airport around the same time as Hardik Pandya was Elli AvrRam.
This Bollywood actress Elli AvrRam looked cute in a colourful hoodie teamed with a blue cap and black pants. She also had a black sling bag around her waist.
Elli AvrRam broke her silence on the controversy surrounding ex-flame Hardik Pandya, she said she wonders what prompted the cricketer to make inappropriate comments on Karan Johar's chat show. On the sidelines of a recent awards event in the suburbs, the actor-anchor said that this is not the Hardik she knew.
But at the same time, Elli's glad that people are reacting, as what he said was not cool. She also felt that the cricketer is given the privilege of representing the country and it shouldn't be taken lightly.
The youth is watching and learning from their idols, Elli AvrRam said. The former Bigg Boss contestant and Hardik, who allegedly broke off last year, didn't go public with their relationship.
A relieved Hardik Pandya, whose ban was lifted by the BCCI with immediate effect recently, was spotted at the Mumbai airport. Also seen at the airport was Bollywood actress Elli AvrRam (Pics/ Yogen Shah)
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