'Focus now is to prepare for World Cup', says Virat Kohli

India vs Australia 2019 ODIs Virat Kohli's Side Expect a Rohit Sharma Show at SCG After Sound Net Session | WATCH

India vs Australia 2019 ODIs Virat Kohli's Side Expect a Rohit Sharma Show at SCG After Sound Net Session | WATCH

"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".

Reiterating that the Indian team doesn't align with Pandya, Rahul's views, Kohli said, "We are still waiting for a decision to be made but from the Indian cricket team point of view this changes nothing in terms of our beliefs in the change room".

Speaking at the SCG on Friday, Indian captain Virat Kohli said he was yet to hear whether the players would be forced to sit out some matches.

"Definitely it has to hit hard, they will definitely understand the things that have not gone right".

While the on-field focus in Indian cricket is set to shift to white-ball cricket with the ODI series against Australia, the off-field attention has been hogged by controversial interview on an entertainment show.

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.

Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai recommended a two-match suspension for the duo.

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Pandya and Rahul on the show.

Jasprit Bumrah, the top-ranked ODI bowler in the world, who dismantled Australia in the recent Test series, has been rested from the three one-dayers. "We are still waiting for a decision to be made".

Kohli acknowledged the outcome of the process may require the team to rethink their plans, but was confident that with Ravindra Jadeja in the squad, they had the options to cover for Pandya even though Jadeja is a spin-bowling allrounder.

"To say the least #HardikPandya is horrendous a misogynist", added another user who called for Indian cricket authorities to take action against the "obnoxious" comments.

Pandya said he emulated the "West Indies and black culture", which he credited for teaching him just how to treat women. Indian captain Kohli is very calm about the situation and thinks that the team has a proper replacement for the all-rounder Hardik. "And they are definitely not going to dampen anything that we've achieved", he asserted.

Meanwhile, here's what Hardik tweeted in his apology, "After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologize to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way". In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments.

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