[India], Jan 07 (ANI): Seems like Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul's 'Koffee' debut is making headlines, and not for the right reasons.
The duo appeared on the sixth season of Koffee With Karan, wherein they were asked to choose the better batsman among Indian skipper Virat Kohli and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Both Rahul and Pandya chose Virat over Sachin, which has irked fans of the veteran cricketer.
A number of netizens have chided the cricketing duo, accusing them of knowing zilch about the game.
"Sachin is the greatest batsmen of all time -said by Don Bradman, Viv Richards, Sunil Gavaskar, Brett Lee, Wasim Akram, David Ganguly.......and many more. Kohli > Sachin said by 'KL Rahul ' and 'Hardik Pandya' .....Every true cricket fan knows who is best!" said one Twitter user.
"idiots .. just for survival in the indian team they are taking like this. Sachin always best.." said another user.
An angry Sachin fan tweeted " I mean, are you guys who say Virat is better than Sachin really cricket fans or mere accountants? B***** one straight drive by Sachin is more beautiful and valuable than any shot ever hit by Virat"
"Sachin - Legend; Virat - Captain, Leader, Legend . End of." wrote another cricket fan on Twitter.
A Twitter user even pulled out statistics to supplement the comparison between Sachin and Virat.
A standup comedian wrote " Don't get offended if Pandya & Rahul said Virat is better batsman than Sachin - jinko batting aati hi nahi, unka kya pta (if someone does not know how to bat, what do they know)"
"Sachin Sabka baap hai!! (Sachin is the greatest of all) #haqSeSingle #KoffeeWithKaranSeason6," wrote another comedian.
Although cricketing fans are perturbed, the duo displayed crackling chemistry and their bromance, too, was much talked about on social media. The episode was fun and refreshing to watch, as it brought out a whole new side of the Indian cricketers on their Koffee debut.
The sixth season of 'Koffee With Karan' has already seen some dynamic pairings on the chat show, including Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan and daughter Sara Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor and Katrina Kaif and Varun Dhawan.
In the next episode, Karan Johar will host Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter as they make their first appearance together on the popular talk show. (ANI)