Minister Babul Supriyo voiced his concerns on how recklessly the matter of Hardik and Rahul was dealt with. The BCCI’s CoA member Diana Edulji, recommended to take stern action against them.Eventually they were suspended pending an inquiry. Supriyo criticized Edulji saying that what they did was disgraceful but the measures taken are over the line as well.
“With due & utter respect to Diana Edulji & her contribution to Indian cricket, May I say that her thinking has got ‘fossil’ to contemplate such extreme steps. “What Hardik said is deplorable but their has to be some prudence in the way such senior minds handle the young ones.” he wrote on Twitter.
The politician also said that there is a thick line between punishing someone as a corrective measure and destroying them. He understands that the duo is young. Imposing such a harsh sanction isn’t the right way of dealing with it.