Great commentator: 10 memorable Harsha Bhogle quotes | Here are 10 very memorable quotes from commentary great Harsha Bhogle
Harsha Bhogle is a name which resonates with Cricket fans and followers across the globe. His voice has reached our homes for years and his witty one-liners are a thing of beauty.
Being a child of two professors, Bhogle was set in his academics when he earned a Chemcial Engineering degree and studied a PGDM from Indian Institute of Management. His broadcasting career began at the age of 19 when he started commentating for the All India Radio. He became the first Indian commentator to be invited by ABC for India’s 1991-92 tour and thus his international career began.
He has since been part of a team called “Few Good Men” which has commentated matches all around the world for ESPN Star and included names like Alan Wilkins, Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar. In tribute of the great commentator in July – the month of his birthday – we take a look at his 10 best quotes which perfectly define Harsha Bhogle and the joy he brings.
Harsha Bhogle knows how to be savage
Nasser Hussain: “It is England but India has more support in the stadium, and the pitch is completely assisting your spinners. Says a lot about our hospitality, right?”
Harsha Bhogle: “Well.. we let you rule our nation for so many years, it the least you can do for us.”
Bhogle on Pujara’s slow innings in T20
“Pujara is a classical musician in an era of Yo Yo Honey Singh.”
Rahul Dravid fanboy
“Is there a more calming sight in the world than Rahul Dravid taking his guard?”
Dhoni and Tendulkar batting together
“We have a surgeon at one end and a butcher at the other.”
When Graeme Smith dropped Sachin Tendulkar
“Graeme Smith would be hoping that the world under his feet opens up and he would find a crevice large enough for him to slip through”
When Sehwag was in form and had luck
“It’s that kind of a day. Sehwag could walk blindfolded across a highway and not get run over”
When AB de Villiers hit the first ball for a six
“Ladies and Gentlemen, fasten your seatbelts. We are ready for take-off”
Shakib was bowling very very slow one day….
“Even the shadow would go faster than the ball”
While India was losing a Test match against England and Rahul Dravid was Co-commentating
“The only man who can save the Test Match for India is sitting right next to me”
On what makes a great commentator
To be a commentator, you must have a life outside cricket, too. If cricket is all that you know, then you would not be a great commentator.
Happy Birthday, Sir!
Written by Nash Sant. Follow Nash on Twitter today.