We do not support inappropriate comments: Virat Kohli

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Kohli described the news as "unfortunate" and made it clear he - or anyone in the Indian cricket team for that matter - did not agree with the comments shared by the players on the light-hearted television segment that was filmed a year ago. "Considering that the BCCI at present does not have an Ombudsman, the COA, in our view, will be justified in and entitled to appoint an ad hoc ombudsman with a defined specific mandate of adjudicating on the present matter".

In reply to the first show-cause notice issued by the BCCI earlier this week, both Pandya and Rahul had apologised for their conduct. "I can definitely say that as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers we definitely don't align with those views and those are purely individual views".

Hardik Pandya revealed that he even informed his parents that he lost his virginity by telling them, "Aaj mai kar ke aaya".

"The two concerned players have realised what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what has happened", he said.

"A couple of spots which might need rectification will be looked at but apart from that the idea is to make that combination and that team play together for the whole period left before the World Cup", Kohli said.

The cricketers boasted about hooking up with multiple women and Pandya's comments were misogynistic to the next level. There is a school of thought that they be kept with the team as the backlash back home could be severe but majority in BCCI brass is against the decision.

"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.

Pandya and Rahul both trained with the squad on Friday at the SCG but the allrounder made a beeline for the rooms after his hit, refusing to stop for hundreds of fans keen for autographs and selfies.

"Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show".

"I made an appearance on the chat show where I have made certain statements without realising that these could be disrespectful and offend sensitivities of viewers for which I am sincerely regretful", he wrote in his response, which is in PTI's possession. "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 was quickly slammed for his views on women.

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