Born in a Marathi speaking Hyderabadi family, Bhogle is an IIM Ahmedabad alumni. During the start of his career, he worked for advertising and sport management companies which eventually laid the foundation of his brilliant career as a cricket commentator.
At the age of 19, he started commentary for All India Radio and during the 1991-1992 season became the first Indian to be invited by Australian Broadcasting Corporation before the 1992 World Cup.
After this, there was no looking back for Harsha and he worked with the biggest names in the field of sports. These include the likes of BBC, ESPN Star Sports and Discovery Channel.
Bhogle's quick wit and smart antics made him a popular name in cricket world. Below are a few examples which prove his matchless oratory skills that combine humour, wit, and intelligence:
1. Geoffrey Boycott once said that Sachin Tendulkar is a legend but he does not have his name on Lord's Honours Board, to which Bhogle replied, “So whose loss is it? Sachin's or the Hounour Board's?”
2. When Dhoni struck a four off Michelle Stark's delivery, Bhogle was quick to say, “He had all the time in the world, he could have read a newspaper”.
3. Praising Rahul Dravid's perseverance, he said, “Ask him to walk on water and he will ask: How many kilometres?”
4. MS Dhoni was on a toss losing spree, which made Harsha remark, “He has yet again called for heads to a coin which has two tails”.
5. After Kieron Pollard dropped a catch despite an impressive dive, he said, “If Kieron can't reach it, then it's not a catch.”
6. When Anil Kumble scored his maiden Test hundred, Harsha remarked, “This is the most romantic moment in Indian cricket.”
7. Explaining Cheteshwar Pujara's batting style, he exclaimed, “Pujara is a classical singer in the era of Yo Yo Honey Singh.”