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Read profile of Harsha Bhogle
Cricket, as we know, in India it is not just a game it is religion followed by huge number of Indians. Harsha has made a special place for himself in the field of cricket and there will be no Indian cricket fan that doesn’t recognize Harsha Bhogle, the famous Cricket commentator.
Harsha’s parents were professors and if we take a look at his educational qualifications, we will feel that he was on the road to become a high official in any Multi-national firm, but it seems as if his passion for cricket brought him to the commentary box. Harsha is a star in cricket commentary box.
Harsha is a chemical engineer with Masters in Management from Indian Institute of Management- Ahmedabad, with two years of work experience each in an Advertising firm and then in sports management firm.
Harsha started commentary at the age of 19 for All India Radio while he was in Hyderabad. Harsha is the first Indian cricket commentator to be called by Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1991-92 for India’s series. Since then he has worked for ABC Radio Grandstand for Australian tours of India and for eight years he worked for BBC as a part of their commentary team.
He is also a part of IPL since 2009 and he is rendering his services to CNN-IBN as an expert cricket analyst. He has played the role of anchor also for ESPN and Star Sports for their TV shows, “Harsha Online”, “Harsha Unplugged” and “School Quiz Olympiad”. He wanted to find out a broadcasting talent in India through his show “Harsha Ki Khoj/Hunt of Harsha”.
Harsha has been voted the favourite TV Cricket commentator by Cricinfo based on the online poll results. He has authored a number of books, including the biography of Mohammad Azharuddin and his collection of columns for Indian Express named as “Out of the box-Watching the Game We Love”. “Hitting hard” is the title of sports column which he writes for magazine “The Sportstar”. Harsha with his wife, Anita has written a book “The Winning Way”, which talks about the business knowledge that can be drawn from Sports world.
Harsha is a freelance TV presenter and is a great source of inspiration for those who believe in taking the path less taken and not just doing what others expect him to do, as his qualifications were leading him somewhere else but he went after his passion.