Australian cricket legend, Shane Warne has defended Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s comments on TV entertainment show ‘Koffee With Karan’ and termed the outrage in aftermath of the show as “ridiculous.” Warne feels these days its all about being politically correct but people want to see the real side of the sportspersons than their over the top diplomatic behavior.
KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were called back from the tour of Australia after their controversial comments on the TV talk show, which is hosted by famous Bollywood director, Karan Johar.
“Good lord. As I said, it’s all about political correctness these days. If a player steps out of line, everybody has an opinion and I thought that this particular thing was ridiculous. Just let them be,” said Warne to Times of India.
“We live in a world that’s increasingly becoming politically correct. And what we want to see from sportspersons is them being real. We want to see their emotions, see them playing with freedom, expressing themselves. We don’t want to see them conforming. For instance, most player interviews these days go like this: Question: Well, that was a fantastic result today. How do you feel? Answer: Well, it was a great team effort. Everybody played well and did their part. I’m just trying my best and happy to contribute to the team – That’s what everyone says. Guys have to get more real,” the legendary Aussie spinner added.