Harsha Bhogle

Once upon a time a chemical engineer and management graduate, now cricket and motivational speaking my calling!

Articles By Harsha Bhogle

Manish Pandey has made a strong case for himself to be considered for India place

Could the selectors have looked around a bit more? I think Manish Pandey has made a strong case and is playing the best cricket of his career.

Harsha Bhogle’s Column: Is Test cricket a viable product for Gen Next?

ICC is trying to keep alive Test cricket, a product that has a glorious tradition but is grappling for relevance in a newer world.

Harsha Bhogle’s Column: Home boards need to pay if their negligence leads to loss of play

I believe that, except in unforeseen conditions, you always start on time and the losses should be borne by whoever is responsible for the delay.

Olympic athletes will never come from education-driven middle class

The athletes will come from places where the downside to failure is relatively small but the upside for success is huge.

Why Indian sport needs a pyramid with a very large base to succeed

If you are a bowler for Pakistan, or a middle order batsman for India, you have already fought your way through tough competition.

Divesting sport is the way forward if India is to succeed

Currently athletes fight the system; infrastructure, apathy, society, finance, opportunity and only if they are standing after that can they fight an opponent.

Ajinkya Rahne: A Monk with a black belt

Ajinkya Rahane brings a calm head to most situations and while he is around, the dressing room tends to be calm as well.

West Indies vs India: The ascent of R Ashwin, return of Mohammed Shami

There were two big positives and the first of those was symbolic of what we can expect in the Virat Kohli captaincy era.

India vs West Indies: Will core of India’s future come from this tour?

This series, then, is about more than just the result though, as sport constantly reminds us, belittling the opposition is fraught with danger.

Cheteshwar Pujara in one word – Stoic

West Indies will be an early Test, Cheteshwar Pujara owns a Test place at the moment but it carries no guarantees.

Harsha Bhogle’s column: Indian cricket team to benefit from Anil Kumble’s vision, Virat Kohli’s passion

Virat Kohli has begun channelizing his aggression and Anil Kumble will help him achieve that.

Indian cricket gets ready to go pink: Harsha Bhogle

Harsha Bhogle writes that if we want Test cricket to flourish years from now then we have to accept day/night cricket everywhere.

Harsha Bhogle: Pink ball gives a rosy tint to Test future

In day night tests, it will be interesting to see how tactics evolve because half game will be played in one set of conditions and the other half in another.

Harsha Bhogle’s column: Cricketers need to open a window to their selves rather than shut it

With Rahul Dravid, Kumar Sangakkara and Brendon McCullum, we have heard some wonderful orations and long may it be that way.

Harsha Bhogle: Tests risk niche viewership

I find a lot of people talking up Test cricket but that isn’t reflected in the numbers of those watching.

Why everyone shouldn’t go back in the IPL auction

It is now impossible to imagine Virat Kohli as being anything but Virat Kohli of RCB, writes Harsha Bhogle.

When I saw grace, class, perfection in Kohli: Harsha Bhogle

Virat Kohli has produced so many gems, and they have been replayed so many times, that you are just tempted to mark another boundary against his name and wait for the next.

Youngsters have shown flashes in IPL 2016 but India cap looks distant

Each IPL has produced a player for the future but this edition has been disappointing in that respect, Harsha Bhogle writes.

IPL: After a point, non-violent openers need to be kamikaze monks

In the ninth edition of IPL, openers have played studied knocks, ensuring there are no early wickets and not looking as valuable as they did.

Leadership lessons: Creating a culture that allows talent to flower

It is not easy to bring together stars and youngsters in a competition and that is why, in football leagues and in the IPL, leadership is so important.