Ever since that fateful episode aired on Koffee With Karan, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul received flak from people. It even affected them professionally as they were handed match bans. The controversial Koffee With Karan episode featuring Pandya and KL Rahul aired in the first week of January, triggering outrage for the duo's ‘misogynistic and offensive’ comments. The cricketers were called back from the tour of Australia and provisionally suspended. The two tendered unconditional apologies and their ban was provisionally lifted pending inquiry. Streaming giant Hotstar later pulled down the episode. However, both KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya are very much part of their respective teams in the IPL and have been performing consistently well. Hardik Pandya is a part of the IPL team Mumbai Indians, who have been performing well and the player has been winning matches for them. Which is probably why he thought of celebrating. Television actress Krystle D’Souza recently went partying with her pals which included the cricketer. She shared a photo with cricketer Hardik Pandya, only to be trolled for the picture. Krystle shared the photo with Hardik, writing, “Mere bhai jaisa koi hard ich nahi hai #brotherfromanothermother.” The two can be seen at a nightclub; Krystle was there with a group of her friends.
Hardik, who faced massive outrage and disciplinary action from the BCCI after making offensive statements about women, was targeted again after Krystle posted the photo. From passing racist comments to calling him “creepy” for his statements, the trolling was obnoxious and vicious.
Actor Aparshakti Khurana decided to give it back to the haters as he called out a user who passed a derogatory comment against the cricketer. “Hi Sameer. I think you should not write such comments and definitely not use such language. We all love Hardik because he is a performer. You should rather encourage the Indian team, especially before the World Cup,” he wrote.
Responding to Aparshakti’s comment, Krystle also wrote, “that’s so well put ! People are so mean and obnoxious and just because they are sitting behind a screen typing , they think they can get away with anything ! I guess ignorance is bliss in this case ! Their words make no difference to his superb performance... BUT Thank you.”
Sonal Chauhan and Karishma Tanna were also present with Krystle and Hardik.