Harsha Bhogle
Harsha Bhogle (Credits: Twitter)

One of the finest voices in the game of cricket, Harsha Bhogle, has been lynched by fans on the internet after one of his tweets sparked controversy. Harsha Bhogle later came up with a clarification on the same and stated that his tweet for SRH all-rounder, Vijay Shankar, was taken in the wrong context by a lot of people.

On Thursday, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) took on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in match 40 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). Winning the toss, SRH elected to field first and restricted RR to a below-par score of 154-6 in their 20 overs. Later, in the second innings, SRH chased the target with quite an ease and cruised to an eight-wicket win over their rivals.

Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Harsha Bhogle
Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar (Credits: IPL/Twitter)

The heroes of the win for SRH were Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar as both these batsmen scored scintillating half-centuries against RR to carry their team until the finishing line.

Fans On Twitter Thrash Harsha Bhogle For His Tweet On Vijay Shankar

After the game, veteran Indian cricket journalist, Harsha Bhogle, came up with a tweet praising the Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar. He took to Twitter and wrote, “The all-round performance of Vijay Shankar is the biggest plus. He had to be batting no 4 as an India player”


Watch the Tweet here:

As soon as the Tweet went viral, fans came down hard on Harsha Bhogle thrashing and bashing him for backing Vijay Shankar to represent team India on the basis of just one good performance.


Later, Harsha Bhogle had to come out himself and issue a couple of clarifications that he was not backing Shankar to play for India but rather, meant that he was happy to see an Indian player taking up the responsibility to win the game for his franchise in the IPL.

SRH have now gone on the fifth spot after this win over RR and they will now definitely eye for the playoff spot as IPL 2020 approaches its last couple of weeks.