“Noise of cricket”- Fans take playful JIBE at Harsha Bhogle after his repetitive ‘what a ball, what a bowler’ commentary goes viral

Harsha Bhogle has been a commentator for over 40 years, starting his career with Doordarshan.


“Noise of cricket”- Fans take playful JIBE at Harsha Bhogle after his repetitive ‘what a ball, what a bowler’ commentary goes viral

Harsha Bhogle (Image via ESPN)

Harsha Bhogle is known as the ‘Voice of Cricket‘ thanks to his history as a cricket commentator. Working as a commentator since the 1980s, Bhogle has traveled across the world lending his voice for cricket matches.  

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In the past few days, he has received some criticism for his commentary. During the 2nd Test of the England tour of India, Jasprit Bumrah clean bowled Ollie Pope with a ferocious yorker. Seeing the delivery, Bhogle exclaimed, “What a ball! What a bowler!”. Many fans on X stated how they did not enjoy his commentary for that incredible delivery. 

Dinesh Karthik, who is also working as a commentator for the series, indulged in banter  by commenting how he had read “What a ball! What a bowler!” everywhere on the Internet. Bhogle replied “I see you’re spending too much time on your phone”, resulting in laughter. 

Fans bored of Harsha Bhogle and his commentary, indulge in jokes

Many fans on the internet have spoken about how they didn’t enjoy his commentary. One user said they enjoyed Bhogle’s commentary when he’s narrating a story or analyzing the game, but not during big moments. Majority of them just started making jokes on his use of the phrase “What a”. 

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Harsha Bhogle
Harsha Bhogle (Image via The Statesman)

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Bhogle recently faced the wrath of fans when he promoted an article written on stats. The article claimed Virat Kohli’s 82* against Pakistan in the 2022 T20 World Cup was average according to a model they used. He did face a lot of flak due to the article, with fans claiming they needed to watch a match using their eyes.

Bhogle was also involved in a rather public verbal-spat with Kevin Pietersen regarding the use of switch hits. Bhogle claimed it was unfair and should be banned, but Pietersen believed the game needed innovation. 

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