Indian cricket team does not support views of Hardik, Rahul: Kohli

Indian cricket team does not support views of Hardik, Rahul: Kohli

Both Pandya and Rahul appeared on Koffee with Karan a show which encourages stars to open up about their personal lives, which aired on January 6, as India wrapped up a convincing Test victory over Australia in Sydney.

"Based on the legal opinion and till the time the final procedure is laid down to address this issue, will recommend that a communication be sent to the concerned players and the team immediately", Edulji said in response to the legal team's email on Friday morning, which has been accessed by ESPNcricinfo.

Kohli is yet to hear from India's board whether Pandya, a gun allrounder who is normally an automatic selection in India's one-day team, is free to play Saturday's SCG series opener. I have to see how they move first, ' he said.

While Rahul did not make comments as seemingly crude, he found himself caught up in the backlash on social media and is left to explain himself to the BCCI.

"In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments".

As per the new BCCI constitution, the power to sanction players for indiscipline or misconduct is to rest with the BCCI's Apex Council.

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"The two concerned players felt what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude", Kohli said.

As punishment, Pandya and Rahul were suspended by India's cricket administrators, hours after captain Virat Kohli expressed his strong disapproval.

The captain has already made it clear that as a side, the Indian team has nothing to do with the comments made by the duo and that his side will stick to its own plans irrespective of the outcome. KL Rahul wasn't expected to feature in the playing 11 due to his own woeful form coupled with the well-settled pairing of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan at the top of the order.

India recorded a historic 2-1 series win Down Under, becoming the first sub-continent team to taste such success.

"You have to adjust with the situation".

Skipper Virat Kohli, after losing the toss, announced that the men in blue will enter the match with a five-pronged bowling attack comprising of three seamers - Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Khaleel Ahmed, and two spinners - Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav. We need to go out there and play cricket. And all these external factors are not going to derail our motivation or the preparation for the World Cup.

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