At a time when the outbreak of coronavirus has halted many sports events including the much-anticipated IPL 2020, cricketers are left with no option but to spend their quarantine time with their family or on social media. Since a few days, many players are resorting to Instagram live as well as Twitter Q&A sessions to interact with their fans and teammates along with dishing out entertainment too.
Many IPL franchises have also conducted online interviews of their players to provide fans with engaging content. Rohit Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Yuvraj Singh as well as Virat Kohli– all Indian stars have conducted Instagram live so far. Dinesh Karthik also joined the bandwagon and interacting with the Pandya brothers– Hardik and Krunal– in an Instagram live on Saturday. The trio had many hilarious moments during their chat and one of the moments was Hardik Pandya’s comment on his ‘Koffee with Karan’ controversy.
During the chat, Pandya opened up about the controversial ‘Koffee With Karan’ episode that had sparked a huge controversy. The incident also resulted in a suspension from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Baroda all-rounder along with KL Rahul were in the news for all the wrong reasons at that time.
Dinesh Karthik, during the live chat, also requested the fans not to ask any controversial questions because it had been a year since Pandya’s controversial appearance on ‘Koffee with Karan’. Pandya responded by saying that one coffee proved to be too costly for him.
Krunal Pandya also opined over the commencement of IPL 2020
“One coffee I had, mere ko bahut mehengi padi vo (proved to be too costly for me),” said Pandya. “If you calculate all the coffee starbucks have sold till now, mine was much costlier than that,” he added.
During the chat, Krunal Pandya also opined about the postponement of IPL 2020 and said that the much-awaited league should go ahead soon. Dinesh Karthik, the skipper of Kolkata Knight Riders, took a sly dig at Krunal’s opinion and said that there’s not one single family who’ll suffer as much as the ‘Pandyas’ if the IPL 2020 gets called off.
“After the BCCI, the biggest loss for a couple is for you only, if the IPL doesn’t happen. There is not one single family who will suffer as much as the Pandyas,” said Karthik.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus outbreak has wreaked havoc across the globe and more than 2 lakh people across the globe have succumbed to death. In India, the confirmed cases have increased upto 26,000 and there’s no certainty at the moment regarding the commencement of sporting events. IPL 2020 has been postponed indefinitely and the future of the tournament looks bleak due to COVID-19 outbreak.
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