Harsha Bhogle in the commentary team from India-Australia series

Harsha Bhogle in the commentary team from India-Australia series

The cricket analyst makes his return to the commentary box for the home series of India for the first time since World T20 in 2016.

Harsha Bhogle
Harsha Bhogle. (Photo by Vivek Shah-IPL 2010/IPL via Getty Images)

Harsha Bhogle, who is termed as ‘the voice of cricket’, has been included in the commentary team for the ODI series between India and Australia. The 5-match series is set to commence from September 17, this Sunday at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Harsha revealed the news himself to the fans who were eagerly waiting for a similar news.

The cricket expert was controversially removed from the commentary panel by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after the World T20 in 2016. He was criticised by many including some Indian cricketers for hailing Bangladeshi players a lot during the group game between the two teams which India won famously by just 1 run. It was also reported that few of the current lot of Indian players were miffed by his comments on air and hence BCCI ousted him from the commentary panel for Indian Premier League which followed World T20.

Excited for India-Australia series

Harsha was elated after his appointed for a role in the commentary team for the upcoming series between the Men in Blue and the Kangaroos. He straight away took to Twitter to inform the good news to his followers and wrote, “Very excited at joining the commentary team for #INDvsAUS. Looking forward to a really good series.” His followers were extremely happy after reading the news and the wishes for the cricket analyst poured in welcoming him back to what he does best.

There were signs of his return earlier this year when he was picked in the commentary panel for IPL by broadcasting channel Sony albeit, for Hindi commentary. Later he also played the role of host and the commentator when India toured Sri Lanka in July-August. The cricket analyst was and is still associated with a sports website after he was not included in the list of commentators by BCCI. He analysed cricket through that medium and kept his fans engaged but his return to the commentary box must have made his followers happier.

This is what Harsha tweeted: