Former Bigg Boss contestant Priya Malik’s new poem titled ‘Dear Mister Player’ slamming Hardik Pandya is going viral. The poem by Priya comes days after the cricketer was asked to return from Australia in-between tour for his misogynistic comments on a popular TV show. The show once aired, created buzz as the language used by young Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul did not go down well with the fans, who promptly outraged. Pandya and Rahul were sent show cause notice by BCCI.Also Read - IPL 2022: Ahmedabad Pick Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, Shubman Gill; Lucknow Choose KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi
“Dear Mr Player, aaj mai kar ke aai, no not sex, but a lesson on respect, gender sensitivity and sexism, which is available to you for free to help you understand that there is nothing cool about your rampant misogyny to help you realise that being a man has nothing to do with crass behaviour, and that boys manning up are all about kindness, compassion and candour,” part of her poem read. Also Read - Bigg Boss 15: Tejasswi Prakash Wins Last Ticket To Finale, Defeats Rashami, Devoleena and Abhijit
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“He watched the match (India vs Australia 2nd ODI). Ever since he has returned from Australia, he has not stepped out of the house. He is also not taking any calls… he is just taking rest,” Hardik’s father was quoted as saying by Mid Day.
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“It’s a festival… a public holiday in Gujarat, but Hardik did not fly any kites. He loves flying kites but his busy cricketing schedule never allowed him to be at home during this festival over the last few years. This time, he had a chance to fly kites, but because of the adverse situation, there was no mood to celebrate the festival”, Sr. Pandya added.
“He is very disappointed with the suspension and repents the views he expressed on the TV show. He is committed not to repeat the same mistake,” Himanshu said of his son’s take on the subject. “We have decided not to talk to him on this subject. Even his elder brother Krunal has not discussed anything about the episode with him. We are waiting for the BCCI’s decision,” he concluded.