The most famous voice of Indian cricket, Harsha Bhogle will not be heard commentating during the ongoing season of Indian Premier League.
According to reports, the BCCI has terminated IPL contract of the 54-year-old commentator. Since the inaugural season of IPL, Bhogle has been regular in the commentary box, but in a surprising move this time the cricket board has decided to terminate his services.
Citing a senior BCCI official, The Indian Express reported that the board came up to the decision after taking feedback from everyone. “We monitor social media reactions on commentators, and also take inputs from players,” the official was quoted as saying.
Speculations are also rife that the last month’s incident involving Bhogle and a Vidharbha Cricket Association official might be the reason. During India’s World T20 game against New Zealand at Nagpur last month, the two had a heated argument.
Bhogle also received a lot of support from his followers on social media platform.