Harsha Bhogle to return to the commentary box during India’s tour to the West Indies
Bhogle had earlier lost his spot in the commentary box due to a controversy during the 2016 World T20.
Published - Jun 19, 2017 4:07 pm | Updated - Jun 19, 2017 4:07 pm
Renowned commentator Harsha Bhogle has indicated that he will be back in the commentary box for the upcoming series between India and Windies. Bhogle had earlier lost his spot in the commentary box due to a controversy during the 2016 World T20 and hasn’t been in the panel since then.
During his time away from commentary, Harsha teamed up with a cricketing portal to provide his expert analysis for all major series and tournaments during the past year. However, Bhogle took to Twitter to announce his comeback to the commentary box. His post read, “I go from here to the West Indies. Am looking forward to hosting cricket and doing commentary from there. Your support has meant a lot to me.”
I go from here to the West Indies. Am looking forward to hosting cricket and doing commentary from there. Your support has meant a lot to me
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 18, 2017
Wishes pour in for Harsha Bhogle
Several anchors and TV presenters congratulated Harsha Bhogle on his return to the commentary box. Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra welcomed the ‘Voice of India’ in style by saying, “Welcome back, Harsha. Commentary box was poorer in your absence. Go well.”
Welcome back, Harsha. Commentary box was poorer in your absence. Go well ??
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 19, 2017
Meanwhile, presenter Raunak Kapoor, who hosts several analysis shows tweeted, “About time! Go well Harsha!”
About time! Go well Harsha!
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) June 19, 2017
On the other hand, Mayanti Langer congratulated Harsha with an image of delicious sweets, and tweeted, “Congrats young boy. Looking forward to your commentary.. Chalo kuch toh acha hua :)”
Congrats young boy. Looking forward to your commentary.. Chalo kuch toh acha hua ? pic.twitter.com/U79tpZsDpa
— Mayanti Langer (@Langer_Mayanti) June 18, 2017
India will arrive in the Caribbean after being thrashed by Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy. They will play 5 One-Day Internationals against the Windies followed by a lone T20 in Kingston, Jamaica.
They take on the Windies in the first ODI at Port of Spain’s Queen’s Park Oval on June 23. The venue for the 2nd match remains unchanged, while the 3rd and 4th ODIs will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. The scene then moves to Sabina Park in Kingston for the 5th ODI and the only T20 between the two teams.