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Twitterati hits out at Harbhajan Singh for his stern take on Pandya-Rahul episode

Bhajji had made a strong statement against the duo after the controversy emerged.

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Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The celebratory mood over India’s historic Test series win in Australia was short-lived as the country’s cricketing fraternity plunged into a controversy around national cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul after the duo allegedly made sexist remarks on the popular television show with Karan Johar, ‘Koffee With Karan’. Pandya specifically earned a backlash for his revealing words and even the BCCI stepped in to suspend the two players pending inquiry.

Both the players were part of the Indian squad playing in Australia in a 50-overs series. Among all those who had a strong take on the episode is former India cricketer Harbhajan Singh. The Turbanator was extremely livid with the duo’s conduct on the show and supported the BCCI’s move of penalising them. He even said that he would not have preferred to mix with the accused socially or even travel in the same team bus.

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The 38-year-old spinner said the duo not only brought disrepute to the game but even to big names of Indian cricket like Anil Kumble and Sachin Tendulkar. He said the two thought themselves to be cool on the show but actually were making fool of themselves.

Twitterati think Harbhajan Singh is overreacting

The reaction from Harbhajan, who has lambasted Hardik in the past for his performance on the ground and sought his all-rounder tag to be removed, didn’t go down well with the social media users who thought he was overreacting to the episode.

Harbhajan himself is known for his controversial actions on the ground. While he was at the centre of the Monkey gate episode that had hit India’s cricketing ties with Australia during the 2007-08 tour Down Under, the Punjab cricketer was also in the headlines for allegedly slapping his former Team India mate S Sreesanth during an edition of the Indian Premier League.

Here are some of the reactions that the Twitterati came up with against Harbhajan:

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