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25 Best One Liners By Harsha Bhogle

If there ever was a contest of good one liners amongst the commentators, Harsha Bhogle would win it hands down. He can light up a dull match with some heart-warming oration. Here are some his best commentary stints,

1. On a Tendulkar straight drive against Ishant Sharma in IPL

Harsha: “Open the book, turn to page 32.”

2. Summing up “The Wall” Dravid.

Harsha: “Is there any sight more calming than watching Rahul Dravid take guard?”

3. When Virender Sehwag hits a monstrous six against Ashish Nehra in the semi-final of 2014 IPL.
Harsha: If you are not watching this game, you don’t like CRICKET!

4. When Virat Kohli does a valient effort at the boundary, cuts the ball off but by mistake kicks it into the ropes.

Harsha: “Well! He climbed the whole Everest but fell down one feet short

5. When Michael Clarke got caught at slip but was still waiting for the umpire’s decision.

Harsha: “He is still waiting for tomorrow’s newspaper to declare him out.”

3. When Virender Sehwag hits a monstrous six against Ashish Nehra in the semi-final of 2014 IPL.
Harsha: If you are not watching this game, you don’t like CRICKET!

4. When Virat Kohli does a valient effort at the boundary, cuts the ball off but by mistake kicks it into the ropes.

Harsha: “Well! He climbed the whole Everest but fell down one feet short

5. When Michael Clarke got caught at slip but was still waiting for the umpire’s decision.

Harsha: “He is still waiting for tomorrow’s newspaper to declare him out.”

6. Harsha Bhogle on Pakistani Misbah-ul-Haq after Shoaib Akhtar and his countrymen criticized him:

Harsha: “I find this criticism of Misbah very strange, it’s like a family of ten complaining that the sole breadwinner is not doing enough

7. On Imran Tahir’s sprinting & animated celebration after taking a wicket in ICC World Cup 2015.

Harsha: “Well, Imran Tahir just won a gold medal! He would have been in the stands if the match had been played in New Zealand.”

8. When Anil Kumble reached his maiden Test ton.

Harsha: “This is the most romantic moment in Indian cricket.”

9. When Adam Gilchrist dived to take a blinder at Perth.

Harsha: “Some of the sea gulls here are going to get a complex.”

10. Dhoni was blasting his way through, hitting bowlers at all ends and then Sachin got the strike and caressed one for a boundary.

Harsha: “We have a surgeon at one end and a butcher at the other

11. In a Test match against England in India, when Cook hit a boundary after scoring 1 off 52 balls.

Harsha: “80% of his runs coming from this delivery.”

12. In a match against England, R Ashwin came to bat and started playing unconventional cricket shots.

Harsha: “Ashwin has just played 3 shots that no father will ever teach to his child.”

13. In 2014 IPL final when Wridhiman saha was finding a gap on every ball.

Harsha: “Let me tell you, there are fielders on the ground by the way

14. MI vs RCB. When MI was giving all the catches to fielders at different areas of the ground.

Harsha: “They know where the fielders are… and they’re finding them.”

15. Rajat Bhatia bowling gently in IPL 2014.

Harsha: “Any bowler has 3 pace variations – fast, medium and slow. But Rajat Bhatia has –slow, slower and slowest!”

16. India’s 9th wicket fell, the No.11, Narendra Hirwani is walking out to bat. The commentator (Ian Chappell) asks Harsha whether Hirwani can bat.

Harsha: “If you make a team with all the No.11s of all the teams, Hirwani would still come at No.11 in the line-up

17. An Australian fielder drops a simple catch.

Harsha: “I tell you what, these are the most difficult catches to drop!”

18. When Yuvraj got out at a very crucial stage in NatWest trophy final.

Harsha: “Yuvraj Singh will realize that this will be his longest walk back to the pavillion

19. India Vs Pakistan world cup 2015- when Mohd. Irfan tries to bowl yorker to Suresh raina and ends up bowling a beamer which lands in front of Umar Akmal.

Harsha: Irfan tried to bowl yorker to Raina but ended up bowling yorker to Umar Akmal.

20. While co-commentating with Rahul Dravid in a Test match that India was losing to England.

Harsha: The only man who can save this test is the man who is sitting next to me.

21. Symond’s appeal against Tendulkar was turned down

Harsha: “Symonds looks like a child whose chocolate has been taken away

22. After Dhoni lost the toss yet again…

Harsha: “MS Dhoni has yet again called for heads to the coin which has two tails.”

23. When Shakib Al Hasan was bowling dead slow.

Harsha: “Even shadow would go faster than the bowl.”

24. Andrew tye bowls a slower delivery and virat hits a six coming down the track

Harsha: The kind of form he (Virat Kohli) is in, he picked this ball yesterday afternoon”.

25. When Shaun Tait bowling horrendous line and length

Harsha: Tait’s bowling is like the Odd Even rule that got implemented in Delhi recently. Odd balls drifting down the leg (stump) and Even balls outside the off (stump).