Why Harsha Bhogle Was Suddenly Removed As IPL-9 Commentator?

There was a familiar Indian voice missing from the commentary box in the Indian Premier League (IPL) opening game on Saturday night.

And it turns out, Bhogle, whose association with Indian cricket spans at least two decades and who has been an integral part of the commentary box for the IPL since it’s debut season in 2008, was reportedly informed about the termination of his contract just a week back.

Harsha Bhogle’s commentating contract for the ninth season of the IPL has been terminated by the BCCI, reports Indian Express.

There has been no official reason stated for his termination, He even tweeted expressing disappointment over not being part of the IPL again.

Speculations of these two possible theories are doing the rounds:

>> It could be because a personality no less than Amitabh Bachchan took to twitter after India’s last ball nail-biting victory over Bangladesh in the World T20 game on March 24, to express his disappointment over a “certain Indian commentator”. Though the Bollywood veteran didn’t give out any names, everyone knew he was referring to Bhogle.

>> There was a heated argument that Bhogle reportedly had with a Vidharbha Cricket Associated official during India’s opening World T20 game at Nagpur last month.

Whatever the reasons, the reaction is so strong that ‘Harsha Bhogle’ became a top trend on Twitter on Sunday. Here how tweeople reacted.

Bhogle thanked people for their ‘overwhelming’ support.

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