Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul created quite the commotion with their appearance on Karan Johar's chat show Koffee with Karan. Not only did the duo face immense backlash on social media for their misogynistic and sexist remarks, the BCCI, too, but also came down harshly on the budding cricketers to set an example for others in the team. With the ODI ban, both the cricketers were asked to return to India and other stern actions are in the offing since the episode aired.
According to a report in Mid-Day, Hardik Pandya has returned to Baroda and watched India beat Australia in the second ODI from the comfort of his home. The all-rounder also did not celebrate the festival of Makar Sankranti. His father Himanshu Pandya told the daily, "He watched the match. 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 busy cricketing schedule in the past has not allowed him to be home for festivals. However, this time, despite being at home the cricketer chose not to fly kites for the festival. His father added, "This time, he had a chance to fly kites, but because of the adverse situation, there was no mood to celebrate the festival. He is committed to not repeat the same mistake. 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 added.