Ahmedabad: Renowned cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle, often referred to as the ‘Voice of Cricket,’ sadly announced that he has been diagnosed with dengue fever. This development means that he will not be in the commentary box for the highly anticipated World Cup 2023 clash between India and Pakistan in Ahmedabad, scheduled for this Saturday.
Bhogle took to his official social media handle, X (formerly Twitter), to confirm his health situation. At the age of 62, he cited dengue as the reason for his absence and expressed his gratitude to his co-commentators and the broadcast team for taking on additional responsibilities following his withdrawal from the second innings of India vs. Australia match in Chennai due to health concerns.
I am disappointed at having to miss out on #IndiavsPak on the 14th. But I have dengue and the resultant weakness, and lowered immunity, will make it impossible. I am hoping to be back in time for the game on the 19th. My colleagues, and the broadcast crew, have been very helpful…
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 12, 2023
The cricket community and fans will miss Bhogle’s insightful commentary during the India vs. Pakistan game on October 14th. However, due to his weakened state and compromised immunity caused by dengue, he believes it’s impossible for him to participate. He has set his sights on returning to commentary duty for India’s match against Bangladesh on October 19th in Pune.