HARDIK APOLOGISES FOR HIS COMMENTS
Cricketer Hardik Pandya, who faced backlash for his comments on women and black culture on a talk show, apologised on Twitter. He posted: “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. 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.” A BCCI official said that it “in no way brings the issue to closure”.