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Harsha Bhogle Biography | Know The Story of Voice of Indian Cricket

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An Engineer from IIM Ahmedabad turned Sports Broadcaster, Harsha Bhogle is very popularly known as the Voice of Indian Cricket. He works as a presenter, anchor, commentator, and expert for various media houses. Harsha Bhogle is regarded highly among the Indian and International audience to get their cricketing knowledge right. He is very popular for the style of his storytelling.

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Harsha Bhogle Wiki

Full Name Harsha Bhogle
Age 60 years
Birth Place Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Birth Date 19th July 1961
Parents Father- A.D. Bhogle

Mother- Shalini Bhogle

Spouse Anita Bhogle
Children Chinmay Bhogle, Satchit Bhogle
Siblings Srinivas Bhogle, Svati Bhogle
Education Osmania University, Hyderabad-- Advertisement --

IIM Ahmedabad

Fees per series $55000
Net Worth 29 crores

Early Life

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Bhogle, an Engineer from IIM Ahmedabad, considers himself the least educated in the family. His father, A.D. Bhogle is a professor of the French language. And his mother, Shalini Bhogle is a professor. His two siblings, Svati Bhogle and Srinivas Bhogle are also highly educated.

Harsha Bhogle completed his B. Tech in Chemical Engineering. After that, he worked in an advertising agency for two years. He switched lanes after that and joined a sports management company, where he worked for two more years.

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Harsh Bhogle Family

Harsha Bhogle Wife

He is married to Anita, his classmate from his engineering days. They have two children, Chinmay and Satchit.

Harsha Bhogle Cricket Career

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Bhogle has changed his career a few times. During his university days, he played as a division cricketer for Hyderabad and represented Osmania  University in the Rohinton Baria tournament. After he completed his education, he worked in an advertising agency and a sports event management company for a few years.

He got his first gig as a cricket commentator at the age of 19 with All India Radio while living in Hyderabad. He became the first Indian to be invited by the Australian Broadcasting Company to cover Australia vs India series in 1991-1992. Ever since then, he covers India’s Australian tours for ABC.

He started working as a commentator in IPL in 2009. Before that, he was Mumbai Indian’s cricket advisor. He was dropped out of the 2016 season based on some alleged criticism from some players.

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He started hosting the pre-match and post-match shows in the 2011 World Cup hosted by India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Ian Bishop asked him to do the commentary all alone in 2013 in Sachin’s retiring moments. He considers this as an achievement. 

Harsha currently works as a broadcaster and expert with Sony Sports Network and Times group subsidiary Cricbuzz. He also works on many other projects. Mission ISRO, a podcast on Spotify is one of them.

Harsha Bhogle Achievements

  • He was voted as the favorite TV commentator worldwide in a poll conducted by Cricinfo.
  • ITA Award for Best Sports Personality of the year- 2008.
  • ITA Award for Best Anchor Commentator – Sports- 2001, 2003.

Harsha Bhogle Books Authored

Harsha Bhogle has authored a few books including a biography of Mohammad Azharuddin. Based on his knowledge gained from the business in the sporting world, he and his wife Anita co-wrote a book called The Winning Way. He has collected his published articles in a book called Out of the Box.

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Harsha Bhogle famous Quotes

  • Harsha Bhogle on Cheteshwar Pujara- “Pujara is a classical musician in the era of Yo Yo Honey Singh.”
  • Bhogle on Chris Gayle- “6 and 4 seems to have become the new binary code for this man.”
  • Harsha Bhogle on Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement- “You were a great habit, Sachin.”
  • Harsha Bhogle on Glenn Maxwell- “He just loves storming through. I guess if he had a car, he would probably start in the 4th gear.”
  • Bhogle on MS Dhoni- “If Dhoni plays till the end, one thing is for sure… He will make the tea win.”

Started at an early age with no formal training, Harsh Bhogle is one of the most appreciated, experienced broadcasters and journalists in the world who is inspiring many young minds to take up this field of work that is not so usual among other careers.

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