Dubai: Indian cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle was criticized for his predictions on Rahul Tewatia on twitter after the Rajasthan Royals Vs Punjab IPL 2020 game. He has been deeply hurt by the way Twitter has reacted including the former cricketers. He wrote on twitter, ‘I couldn’t not sleep due to my tweet’.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 28, 2020
During Rajasthan’s run-chase, their all-rounder Rahul Tewatia got off to a slow start, scoring just 8 runs in his first 19 balls, while chasing a target of 224. Harsha Bhogle, much like his co-commentators, pointed out Tewatia’s initial struggles of connecting his bat with the ball. In the recent tweet he wrote, it is quite obvious to forecaste like this looking at current performance. Rahul himself said it were worst 20 balls he ever faced’
The renowned cricketing personality took to his social media accounts to share his experience of a ‘strange couple of days at work’. In the caption, he talked about his commentating and after-match experiences from the Hyderabad vs Kolkata game on September 26 as well as Rajasthan’s epic win over Punjab on Sunday.
However, his comments did not go down well with the fans after the 27-year-old cricketer opened up his arms later and smacked some big sixes en route to his 31-ball 53. His next 12 balls yielded 45 runs as Rajasthan overhauled Punjab’s target with three balls to spare. Speaking about his commentating experience of the same match, Harsha Bhogle tweeted out that he was ‘hugely trolled’ on social media following his earlier prediction on Tewatia.
The commentator also mentioned some of the mistakes he committed the day before, i.e. on September 26.
In a tweet, Sachin Tendulkar said, Well done @rajasthanroyals & @rahultewatia02. Who would have imagined #RR chasing 223 with 3 balls to spare? Harsha, may be the ground got smaller in the second innings, mentioning the tweet made by Bhogle.
Harsha Bhogle was one of the commentators in the high-scoring ninth game of the Dream11 IPL 2020 season between Rajasthan and Punjab on Sunday, September 27. He is currently on commentary duty in the ongoing Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020) season.