IPL 2019: Harsha Bhogle clarifies after mistakingly snubbing Hardik Pandya’s handshake
Bhogle later took to Twitter to clarify the incident.
Updated - May 6, 2019 10:50 am
Harsha Bhogle is one of the most if not the most loved cricket commentator in this cricket-obsessed nation. The veteran commentator is, in fact, synonymous to commentary in India. Bhogle has been on the scene for nearly three decades but is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. It is not only the beautiful way he describes the game to the viewers that has made him so popular but also his charming personality. The ever-smiling Bhogle has carved his own place in this big world of cricket.
And he once again showed why he is adored so much by the fans. The ace commentator clarified an awkward incident that took place during the presentation ceremony after the game between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. Bhogle could not oblige to Hardik Pandya after the latter extended his hand for a handshake while receiving the Man of the Match award.
Bhogle later took to Twitter to clarify the incident. While praising Pandya for being an easy person to talk to, Bhogle said that he could not shake hands with the allrounder because he had turned towards the camera when the Mumbai Indians star extended his hand.
“Was good to chat with @hardikpandya7 at the post game presentation. I find him very easy to talk to. I had to turn to camera at the end and completely missed his handshake. Hope it didn’t look too odd!”
Was good to chat with @hardikpandya7 at the post game presentation. I find him very easy to talk to. I had to turn to camera at the end and completely missed his handshake. Hope it didn't look too odd!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 5, 2019
Hardik Pandya, meanwhile said he was pleased to win the Man of the Match award for his bowling efforts. The fast bowler picked up two wickets for just 20 runs as Mumbai Indians beat Knight Riders by 9 wickets to finish the league stage at the top of the points table.
“For sure, getting a Man of the Match for my bowling is really pleasing. To be honest as a batsman, there is nothing better than hitting a ball. People don’t expect a lot from my bowling, neither do I, but it feels nice. Krunal was telling me that I generate the power from my hip and core, but I really don’t know where I get my power from,” he said.