” For a long time, television said, ‘We won’t cover cricket unless you pay us to cover it.’ Then they said, ‘OK, the next rights are sold for 55 million dollars. The next rights are sold for 612 million dollars.’ So, it’s a bit of a curve, that. “


” I am a kid who played university cricket, so to be around international cricket is a blessing. “


” To be a commentator, you must have a life outside cricket, too. If cricket is all that you know, then you would not be a great commentator. “


” I always wanted to play cricket, and I have played competitive cricket to a fairly good level. I remember that my father used to come and watch me play. He used to love watching me play. “


” Cricket is not a rational sport in India, and we go overboard. “


” Conflict of interest and lack of transparency, though they are global features as we saw post-Iraq, almost define Indian cricket. “


” Cricket cannot afford to throw up meaningless games before its benefactors, which is what spectators and television audiences are. “


” Like an author, a cricketer signs his name on every innings he bats or bowls in, indeed for every cricket ball that challenges him on the field. “


” Cricket, like all sport, offers glory to few and a lifetime of it to even fewer. For the investment it demands, it offers short careers that end when people in other professions are starting to flourish. “



All 9 Harsha Bhogle Quotes about Cricket in picture


For a long time, television said,
I am a kid who played university cricket, so to be around international cricket is a blessing.


To be a commentator, you must have a life outside cricket, too. If cricket is all that you know, then you would not be a great commentator.
I always wanted to play cricket, and I have played competitive cricket to a fairly good level. I remember that my father used to come and watch me play. He used to love watching me play.
Cricket is not a rational sport in India, and we go overboard.
Conflict of interest and lack of transparency, though they are global features as we saw post-Iraq, almost define Indian cricket.
Cricket cannot afford to throw up meaningless games before its benefactors, which is what spectators and television audiences are.
Like an author, a cricketer signs his name on every innings he bats or bowls in, indeed for every cricket ball that challenges him on the field.
Cricket, like all sport, offers glory to few and a lifetime of it to even fewer. For the investment it demands, it offers short careers that end when people in other professions are starting to flourish.
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