New Delhi, Jan. 11 -- Indian skipper Virat Kohli today distanced himself and the Indian cricket team from the controversy surrounding Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul's appearance on the talk show 'Koffee with Karan' saying that what the duo said were their own views and the team doesn't align itself with the same.

At a press conference held on the eve of the first ODI against Australia in Sydney, Kohli said: "We as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers don't align with those views, those were individual opinions. We are still waiting for a decision to be made."

While on one hand, Pandya had apologised via e-mail and social media platforms for his offensive comments, the BCCI CoA chairman Vinod Rai has recommended a two-ODI ban for...