“To be a commentator, you must have a life outside cricket, too. If cricket is all that you know, then you would not be a great commentator.”
Such quips are classic from the man who has charmed spectators from behind the mic and inspired an entire generation to contemplate a career in sports commentary. Xpert, an online platform aiming to connect celebrities to fans through education aims to make Harsha Bhogle talk to you, teach you and share his secrets. Here are top 5 reasons why according to us he is a true Xpert –
1. His style of commentary is refined, his voice is magical and he has content which is king.
From an absolute goldmine, we have handpicked two of our favourites.
About Rahul Dravid –
When Sachin and Dhoni were batting together –
2. He has always solidly batted for India, yet maintaining a cool air of detachment and objectivity.
Have a look at one such masterpiece-
3. He was voted as Sexiest Voice on Radio By Australia and was voted by the gentleman magazine as “ 50 Men you want to know better.”
4. He had an entire nation stand behind him
Always the professional, his style of commentary drew criticism from some quarters leading him to be unceremoniously dropped by the BCCI. That’s when enraged fans rallied behind him from all over the country leading to the hashtag “#Bringbackharsha.”
5. When others have blared their lungs out and reduced commentary to a mere mockery, he has raised the standard and volume to which Outlook named him as “ One of the 8 people who has changed how their profession is perceived. ”
Harsha Bhogle has always been behind the lines. His personality and quick wit shine through every time but he has always put the game, its nuances and the players first. Help us get the man himself to the frontlines to teach you what makes him the great that he is. Learn how to speak eloquently, have perfect diction and sharpen your commentating skills no matter which sport you choose by signing this petition on Xpert.
Because in 2018, lack of access and knowledge should not be a hurdle.