Harsha Bhogle unplugged

March 24, 2008 at 7:22 am 5 comments

One liners by harsha Bhogle…Nice one
1. This was in a match btw india and sa.. umpire rudi kuertzen caughton camera sporting a rare smile. harsha commented….”last time rudi kuerzten smiled there was peace in west asia“

2. This is again from the natwest trophy final..When yuvraj got out ata very crucial stage..harsha’s one liner..” Yuvraj singh will realize that this will be his longest walk bak tothe pavillion “

3. When Sachin once got out to a lollypop offspinner (I guess it wasMichael Vaughn) in ‘02.He wonderfully said, ” Oh what a shame. It was reminiscent of asoldier who survived the war when all the bullets were flying by hisnose and then got run over by a bicycle in his native town .”

4. ind vs aus 2000 icc knockout champioship played in kenya. (yuvi’sdebut)Sachin was smasing all aussie bowlers, and then he his a superb offdrive off lee.harsha : ” this innings by tendulkar has been a beautiful garden, thelast shot being the most beautiful flower in it “

5. ind vs nzl. (in nzl 2002-2003) sehwag had MANY lucky escapes. whenhe was dropped once again.harsha : ” its been that kind of a day. today sehwag can walkblindfolded across a busy highway and not get runover .”

6. Natwest Final:During Naser Hussain’s mistimed hits/top edges on his way to hismaiden hundred ” Naser Hussain is trying desperately hard to findinnovative ways of getting himself out”

7. in the same match… ” if you are not watching this segmentof play, don’t ever call yourself a cricket lover anymore. you arewatching cricket of a very high order here”.

8. Here’s n old one…at perth Adam Gilchrist took a blinder andhe described Gilly’s dive thus, ” … some of the sea-gulls flyinghere are going to get a complex.”

9. when tendulkar got a hundred he said” touch of Class & stamp of Authority “

10. recently in india’s tour of south africa…he blurted outsuddenly after sreesanth’s antiques with the bat and hips…” dis isthe funniest thing u’ll ever watch on a cricket field”…!!

11. When Smith dropped Sachin in the 2nd TestGraeme Smith would be hoping that the world under his feetopens up & he would find a crevice large enough for him to slipthrough….

12. After india lost the recent test series in SAIndia lost the series because they surprised themselves by winning the1st test . A win should never be a surprise .

13. After Anil Kumble scored his maiden Ton…this is what our greatman had to say…” This is the most romantic moment in Indian Cricket…..”

14. ” The last time Billy gave lbw , Berlin wall was not there ,there was peace in Afganistan,……………….”

15. In a match between Aus n SL , Harsha said to Ian Chappell , ” Iam sure you’ll never become a lawyer , I understand everything you say”Ian Chappell had no counter for this.

16. Harsha was hosting the ICC Awards before the T20 World Cup and hecalled on Jonty Rhodes to present an award.So as Jonty began climbing down the stairs, Harsha exclaimed, ”it’spretty unusual to see Jonty walk down the stairs, I thought he mightslide down them !”

17. when the wickets were falling in a heap in the T20 match…THIS SERIES IS SPONSERED BY KFC AND THE WICKETS ARE FALLING FASTERTHAN THEIR (KFC’s) DELIVERIES….

18. when Gambhr was dropped twice on consecutive deliveries, – ” Weshould conduct a dream job in Australia & the winner will get to standin the slip region!!!!!!”

19. When Kumble and Ishant were batting, Hussey dropped a catch ofIshant off the bowling of Johnson and Harsha exclaimed,” It’s autumnin Adelaide. It’s the time when leaves change their colour and theystart dropping. Here, as well the catches are dropping..”.

20. In a match, dravid left a ball alone while batting. To thisgavaskar, who was commenting alongside harsha was very impressed bythe way he left the ball. He went on appreciating that for a minute orso. After this harsha’s comment was, ” Sunny, you nearly got an orgasmof happiness, didn’t u!” & then both burst out into laughter!

21. dhoni is battin with anil kumble.. dhoni calls for a tightsingle,n harsha has this to say,” dhoni scrambles for a single ncauses anil kumble n all of his 37 yrs to rush to the other end..”

22. after shaun tait did not live up to the hype Cricket Australiacreated around him, ponting took him off the attack.harsha, in his own inimitable style:’shaun tait should go up to ponting and say ” hello mr ponting, myname is shaun tait, and i am supposed to take 45 wickets in this testmatch “

23. HB was analysing the innings of laxman…laxman made a crucial79 in the second innings.HB said something like- ” aussies must be feeling that wenever we areon the verge of 17th,this man(laxman) comes in between!”

24. RP SIngh walked in but it was Laxman on strike. So the Aussieswanted him to take a single and get RP on strike… so they spread outthe field completely, with only the keeper, one slip and one gullyinside the 30 yard circle..That’s when Harsha says ..”now suddenly, Don Bradman is batting out there in the middle… “

25. Seeing the flock of seagulls flying across the pitch Harshatells Wasim Akram : ” As you would say in Punjabi… kee gull hai? seagull hai!!! “

26. when michael clarke was caught at slip off kumble , he was stillwatin 4 da decision , over this harsha said, ” i think he is waitinfor tomorrow’s newspaper to declare him out”

27. Yuvraj hit the long six off brett lee went outside the stadiumin durban‘are there people working late in the office there……. we wantthe ball back’27. in t-20 gayle hit a monstrous six but but fell just short of thegolf course outside the stadiumharsha: ” wat a poor shot just misses the golf course “

28. ” if i cannot be tendulkar then tendulkar can also not be me “

29. the palyers told their favourite shots while coming on tobat….Collingwood said “a little nurdle of the pads” and Pietersen saidblocking the ball….Harsha commented ” the next thing they’ll say is that their favouriteshot is to leave the ball alone”

30. what an introduction to India Australia semifinal: ” This is abattle between unstoppable force against immovable object “

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ottayan  |  March 24, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Good compilation.Thoroughly enjoyable.

  • 2. ajay jain  |  March 25, 2008 at 6:14 am

    This is amazing piece of memrobilia. I am looking forward to have some more instances bcoz i know Harsha’s stock is inexhaustible.

  • 3. Shreehari  |  October 3, 2008 at 5:55 am

    This is an amazing, good to see there are more fans of HB.
    Here is one more to go into that collection,

    In one perticular match, i dont remember which, just as RP (singh)walked on to the crease on a forgettable day for Indian cricket, HB started talking abt the typical style in which tail enders bat no matter wat sitituation.
    Expectedly RP swung, got a top edge and got a four, Harsha bust on the screen, “Hail, the spirit or Tailenders.”

  • 4. bob  |  January 3, 2009 at 9:06 am

    VgQHIv hi nice site thx http://peace.com

  • 5. kaustubh Panse  |  February 4, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    wow, what an amazing collection. The man i admire the most , his quotes great. Thanks for this memorable collection reading this was reliving the era of harsha’s comments.


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