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.
"From the Indian cricket team point of view, any inappropriate comments that are made in that scenario are something that we definitely don't support and the two concerned players felt what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what's happened", Kohli said at the SCG ahead of the opening ODI against Australia. "Definitely, it has to hit anyone hard, they will definitely understand the things that have not gone right", he added.
Pandya and Rahul's recent appearance on Indian talk show "Koffee with Karan", during which the former detailed how he bragged to his parents about losing his virginity, has created a storm in their homeland.
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has said that the freewheeling comments made by Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul on TV show "Koffee with Karan" do not concur held by members in the dressing room and that the "inappropriate" comments reflect poorly on the team spirit that India have managed to nurture over the years.
Pandya and Rahul were slammed on social for their comments on women during the interview, which were regard sexist and misogynist.
The development has left Rahul and Pandya facing suspension.
Debate is raging among bigwigs at the BCCI, a conservative institution, about what punishment should be handed down.
"You have to adjust with the situation", Kohli said. "All these external factors are not going to derail our motivation or the preparation for the World Cup".
On the other hand, Australia will host Sri Lanka for two Test matches after their home ODI series against India comes to a conclusion. He also said that his unfazed attitude made him one of the great ambassadors of the game.
The immediate assignment in front of India are the three ODIs against Australia Down Under, after winning the Test match series 2-1 and becoming the first Asian Side to do so in the process.