The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.
Tantipudi Abhilash, MBA 2015-17, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur.
‘Harsha bhogle’ this name has been associated with cricket for a long time. Though he is a renowned quizmaster from India and good columnist he seldom got that credit. This Hyderabadie can be a perfect guide to explore the development of Indian and World cricket over the past two decades. Needless to say he has been flawless in his entire career in and out.
A sense of seriousness spread after knowing about the termination (not renewing) of the IPL contract by BCCI. The reasons may or may not be spoken out as this constantly leads to the freedom of speech issue in Indian cricket. Thinking of Harsha Bhogle, it would have been rather painful for him as none of the players and commentators supported him. Adding salt to the wound, his co-commentator and ex cabin mate, Sanjay Manjrekar made tweets which would probably hurt him.
Well said that, “commentary without him is pizza without topping”. Let us hope that we will be able to eat pizza with full topping soon.