Hardik Pandya is going through a tough time. The all-rounder cricketer, who made headlines with his comments about women along with KL Rahul on Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee With Karan 6, has been banned from playing India vs Australia ODI series. And this has left the cricketer quite disturbed, so much so, that Pandya is avoiding stepping out from his house and is not even taking calls.

According to a report in Mid-day, the cricketer did not celebrate Makar Sankranti yesterday. Hardik was sitting at his Baroda residence and was watching India beat Australia in the second ODI at the Adelaide Oval. His father Himanshu Pandya told the leading tabloid, “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.”

He further added, “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 concluded saying, “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," Pandya Sr remarked. "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.”

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