“I actually wrote to Mr Bachchan”: Harsha Bhogle opens up on the misunderstanding with Big B


“I actually wrote to Mr Bachchan”: Harsha Bhogle opens up on the misunderstanding with Big B

Popular cricket commentator and sports enthusiast Harsha Bhogle was apparently ousted from his favorite job after a tweet from Amitabh Bachchan caught everyone’s eye. During a match last year, Big B had tweeted that the commentators need to speak more about our players and less about others. MS Dhoni had shared Big B’s tweet, which evetually led to Harsha’s exit.

Talking about this Harsha said, “We are different people in different situations. I actually wrote to Mr Bachchan. I sent him a DM saying how for the past 40 years I have admired him. When I was in college in Hyderabad, and if his film was releasing on Friday, a friend of mine would bunk class on Monday to get tickets for the Saturday show. I also admired him for the dignity with which he carried himself. And I said in the message to him that given a chance, I will be happy to come and explain things to him. Mr Bachchan replied with a long and polite message.”

He added, “What I did explain him was that on the Hindi telecast, we were very India-centric, though not biased, because the telecast was going only to this market. But we couldn’t do that with the English telecast, as it was going to various countries. In the past, Indian listeners would get angry when foreign commentators did not speak enough about the Indian team.”

Well, what do you think of that?