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Hardik Pandya served showcause notice over 'misogynist' comments
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Hardik Pandya served showcause notice over 'misogynist' comments

The BCCI Wednesday ordered all-rounder Hardik Pandya to explain sexist comments made on a TV show after the remarks sparked social media outrage and prompted the player to apologise.

In an Instagram post, Pandya said he "got a bit carried away" as he explained his bragging about his prowess with women.

Pandya and KL Rahul, who also took part in the interview, have both been ordered to explain their comments.

"We have sent show cause notices to Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for their comments," BCCI administrator Vinod Rai was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India.

"They have been given 24 hours to give an explanation."

The announcement came only a few hours after the 25-year-old Pandya posted his apology.

"After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way," Pandya said on Twitter.

"Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments. Respect," he added.

The show, Koffee with Karan hosted by Bollywood producer and director Karan Johar encourages guests to open up on personal matters.

Pandya, who was in the squad that beat Australia for the first time in an away Test series, boasted about his success with multiple women.

"You are just watching and observing how they move as I said I am a little from the black side (influenced by West Indies culture) so I have to see how they (women) move first," he said.

Pandya also said he had bragged to his parents after losing his virginity.

He was quickly slammed for his views on women.

"#KoffeeWithCricketers was just the worst episode. What's up with all the #misogyny. Tired of this boys will be boys attitude," Ekta Chauhan, a Twitter user, wrote.

"To say the least #HardikPandya is horrendous a misogynist," added another user who called for Indian cricket authorities to take action against the "obnoxious" comments.

Pandya is still expected to play in three one-day internationals against Australia starting Saturday in Sydney.