Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya is currently in the news for all the wrong reasons for his recent comments about women along with KL Rahul on Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee With Karan 6.
The cricketer also banned from playing India vs Australia ODI series.
Well now, Elli Avram, who was once rumoured to be dating Hardik Pandya, has now spoken up on the issue.
Hardik Pandya’s ex-girlfriend Elli AvrRam reacts
At an event, Elli said, “I just came back to India and I have been getting messages from journalists, who have been asking me regarding this and I had no idea what they were talking about. But, then, I have seen certain footage and how he has spoken and I just think it’s very sad.”
“I got a little bit surprised because that’s not really the Hardik Pandya I personally once used to know. I think it’s great that people are reacting and putting their foot down on this kind of behaviour. I think it’s about we all realise that this kind of mentality is not cool, neither it is something to brag about.”
Elli further added, “I mean we are living in 2019 and women are now having a voice, they speak up for themselves and they are not tolerating to be disrespected or looked upon as an object. So yeah! That’s what I believe and I think it’s great.
Speaking on the suspension, she said, “On terms of what is happening from what I read, they are getting suspended right? I mean I just feel when you get an opportunity to represent your country, it’s a really big privilege to get that and it shouldn’t be taken lightly! I believe because by the end of the day the youth that is our next generation are actually…they are watching and learning from their idols. So… that’s all I have to say on this!”
Pandya has been facing a severe backlash among the fans for his comments on Koffee with Karan. He boasted about hooking up with several women and how he is extremely open about it with his parents. When he was asked by Karan Johar on why didn’t he ask women their name in a club, Pandya said that “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move.