New Delhi, January 17: Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has defended cricketers Hard Hitter Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul over their "Koffee With Karan" episode controversy. saying people make mistakes but everyone should move on and ensure it doesn t happen again.
From this aspect, Ganguly spoke at the trailer launch of the Hindi film "22 Yards", with the cast members Barun Sobti, Geetika Tyagi and Chaiti Ghoshal and director Mitali Ghoshal here on Wednesday.
We all knew that, Pandya and Rahul were slammed over their sexist comments on "Koffee with Karan". Despite an apology to fans and their own teammates,In this regard Pandya and Rahul were suspended by the BCCI and ousted from a three-match ODI series against Australia in Sydney.
Asked if modern day cricketers should be responsible while giving statements on a public platform as a whole lot of youngsters look up to them, Ganguly said: "I haven t watched that episode. I watch ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil . Jokes apart, I feel that you can t generalise that only modern day cricketers should behave responsibly. People make mistakes. Let s not get too far into that.
"I am sure whoever has done it will realise that and come out as a better person. We are all human beings. We are not machines that everything you put in comes out perfect. You have just got to live life and let others live. They are responsible people. They may be role models but they are under pressure all the time to perform. Certain things happen in life and as everyone, we should move on and make sure that it doesn t happen again."