Hardik Pandya called 'Kaalu bhai,' Krystle, fans defend him

Hardik Pandya called 'Kaalu bhai,' Krystle, fans defend him
Image instagrammed by Krystle D'Souza.

New Delhi: There seems be no end to controversies when it comes to Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya. Television actress Krystle D'Souza has been trolled after she shared a picture alongside Pandya on social media.

One of the users even made a racist comment saying, "Kaalu bhai. Aap West indies team ke world cup squad main select kyun nahi huye?"

Krystle posted the image on Instagram with a caption "Mere Bhai Jaisa Koi Hard ich Nahi Hai #brotherfromanothermother". The moment she shared the photo, a number of people trolled her for calling Hardik her brother.

Krystle responded saying that the person was being "mean and obnoxious".

Actor Aparshakti Khurana told the user, identified as Sameer: "I think you should not write such comments and definitely not use such language. We all love Hardik because he is a performer. You should rather encourage the Indian team, especially before the World Cup."

"That's so well put! People are so mean and obnoxious and just because they are sitting behind a screen typing, they think they can get away with anything! I guess ignorance is bliss in this case! Their words make no difference to his superb performance... BUT thank you," Krsytle also commented on Aparshakti's reaction.

Hardik has been facing a backlash ever since his sexist comments on a chat show "Koffee With Karan" alongside K L Rahul. Both cricketers had made sexist and misogynistic comments on the show which did not go down well with many people.

The two were even handed a provisional ban by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) and were also fined Rs 20 lakh each.