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Best of Harsha Bhogle: Top quotes by the cricket commentator

Harsha Bhogle has garnered reputation for his quick wit and overall knowledge of all sports - not just cricket.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: April 14, 2016 5:50:06 pm
IPL 2016 commentary, IPL commentary team, IPL 2016 Harsha Bhogle, Harsha Bhogle contract, Harsha Bhogle top quotes, Harsha Bhogle commentary, Harsha Bhogle commentary contract, IPL news, IPL Harsha Bhogle has over the years been known for his quick wit and beautiful usage if words during cricket commentary. (Express File Photo by Mahendra Parikh)

A lot of people have come to Harsha Bhogle’s aid after one of the most popular cricket commentators was given the sack from the on-going Indian Premier League. To make things even murkier, there is no clear reasoning to justify the decision. (Fixtures | Squads)

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To be fair, Bhogle has been one of the most recognisable voices in Indian cricket from his days with All India Radio to rise with TV commentary. And he has the knack of using apt metaphors and witty one-liners to put his point across.

Harsha to Geoffrey Boycott on Sachin Tendulkar’s Lord’s record

During the lunch time show after Sachin’s last Test innings at Lord’s.

Geoffrey Boycott : “Sachin maybe a great batsmen but he has never been on the Lords honours boards!”

Harsha Bhogle : “So whose loss is it more, Sachin’s or the honours board’s?”

India vs England at the Champions Trophy at Edgebaston in 2013 

Michael Atherton: 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. Says a lot about our hospitality, right?

Harsha Bhogle on Chris Gayle’s style of play during the IPL

Harsha Bhogle: “6 and 4 seems to have become the new binary code for this man (Chris Gayle).”

After Sachin Tendulkar played a trademark, glorious drive off Ishant Sharma in the IPL

Harsha Bhogle: “Open the textbook, turn to page 32!”

During the tri-series involving India, Australia and England in 2015, Harsha took a clever jibe at Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly: “To be honest, I really enjoy hearing you talk about the game Harsha. So much passion, so much in touch with the game. You’ve been around for a while though.”

Harsha Bhogle: “But i never took my shirt off.”

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After multiple reprieves for Virender Sehwag in New Zealand

Harsha Bhogle”It’s that kind of a day. Sehwag can walk blindfolded across a busy highway today and not get run over.”

When Sachin got out to part-timer Michael Vaughan in 2002

Harsha Bhogle: “Oh what a shame! It’s like a soldier who survived the war when all the bullets were flying by his nose and then got run over by a cycle in his native town”

Harsha Bhogle summing up ‘The Wall’ Rahul Dravid

Harsha Bhogle: “Is there a more calming sight in the world than Rahul Dravid taking guard?”

During a KKR vs RCB match in IPL in 2013

Harsha Bhogle: “Running is going to be interesting here, because AB de Villiers is a hare between the wickets and Chris Gayle does it only because the law requires him to go across to the other end.”

On Rajat Bhatia’s gentle bowling:

Harsha Bhogle: “Any bowler has three pace variations – fast, medium and slow. But Rajat Bhatia has slow , slower and slowest.”

Harsha Bhogle displays his quick wit once again to Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain: “When can I see India playing in a football World Cup?” (this was during 2014 FIFA World Cup)

Harsha Bhogle : “It’s better not to participate rather than getting knocked out in the first round.”

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