Harsha Bhogle is a name which depicts not only the voice but he is also the face of Indian Cricket Commentary, he is widely acknowledged for his mind-boggling commentary skills and his alluring voice behind the mike.
We all know that Cricket has got a different fan base in India and people worship the game as a religion in India and amongst all the cricketing stars Harsha Bhogle managed to place a special place in the heart of the people who follows cricket.
On the basis of his gilded experience in the commentary world of cricket, a book got to publish on Harsh Bhogle Biography named the “ Voice of Cricket”.
Harsha Bhogle Biography: Early Life:
In the year 1961 of July 19th Harsha born in Hyderabad, Telangana.
Harsha Bhogle is the son of Professor A.D and Professor Shalini Bhogle of Psychology, he completed his schooling from Hyderabad Public School and then after completed his Chemical Engineering from Osmania University college and University in Hyderabad, and done his PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad and then after his education he joined an advertising agencies and worked there for two years and then in a sports management company.
Harsha Bhogle Biography: Career:
Harsha Bhogle was just like another typical Indian boy who dreamt of being a cricket at his young age and to follow his dream he also participated in small tournaments and played his sports for the APCA academy in a very small level cricket, but then along with his passion for the sports he started commenting at the age of 19 with All India Radio.
At that time when Indian broadcasters were considered to be great to be on an overseas network than back in 1991-1992, he becomes the first Indian commentator to get invited by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation during India’s tour of Australia just before the 1992 world cup.
In the year of 1992 Harsha Bhogle was rated as a “ sexiest voice on the radio” on a poll and some independent websites announced him as the number one commentator for that particular season.
In the world of commentary, Bhogle brings a new perspective and which got accepted by all across the globe, his interesting background and his boy next door image made him a role model for many Indian youngsters.
In many global polls, he is the person who managed to rank No 1 spot for Most favorite commentator spot in the world, since the day, the channel ESPN launch since then he has been the face of the channel and his responsibilities also grew to include the Star Sports and Star Cricket and in those Channels, he hosted some signature programs like “Harsha Unplugged” and “Harsha Online”.
In his commentary Harsha Bhogle has been the part of the few Good men like Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar and Allan Wilkins and Geoff Boycott.
Harsha has been covering all the news for the Indian Premier League since its incorporation in 2009, but in the year of 2016, he got dropped from the commentary box due to criticism for some Indian cricket players during IPL.
In his career Bhogle has commented on more than four Hundred One day Internationals and over a hundred test matches and in plenty and associated with T20 formats since India played their first T20 match against South Africa.
In 2013 Harsha Bhogle has been given a seat by the legendary Ian Bishop in the commentary box to conduct the interview of the God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar who played his last test.
Apart from Commenting, Bhogle narrated many other books including the biography of popular mobster cricket Mohammad Azharuddin and many other columns in the Chennai based paper the “The Sportstar”.
He has also been a part of the Times group subsidiary Crickbuzz since 2016 and for the website, he writes articles and also conducting video analysis for the website.
Harsha Bhogle Biography: Personal life:
In his personal life has tied a knot with his IIM classmate Anita and now both of them are staying at Mumbai with their children Chinmay and Satchit, and the couple is running an organization named “prosearch” based on sports communication consultancy.