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Harsha Bhogle discloses why he decided not to be a part of commentary panel for WTC Final

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Harsha Bhogle has significant and broad knowledge of cricket. In fact, cricket knowledge runs through his veins. He is so good at expressing his views and opinions flawlessly. The Hyderabad-born commentator has a huge fan following from all across the globe.

At times, his predictions have been spot on. He is quite active on his micro-blogging Twitter platform. Every now and then, he chips in with interesting tweets. For sure, his tweets go viral in no time.

Whenever he posts a tweet, it would be really meaningful. Harsha is one of the best commentators in the world and there is no doubt about the same. Time and again, he has won the hearts of cricket fans with his honest opinions.

Meanwhile, commentators are geared up for the ICC World Test Championship Final. The peak battle between India and New Zealand is less than a day away from getting underway. Both the teams must have prepared really well for the contest.

Harsha Bhogle discloses why he decided not to be a part of commentary panel for WTC Final

The WTC final will kick off at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton from June 18 to June 22. According to the weather forecast, rain is expected to play spoilsport. So, the ICC kept June 23 as a reserve day. However, if it rains on all days, then both the teams would have to share the trophy.

Kiwis are in good form at the moment as they defeated England by 1-0 in the Test series. The first Test between New Zealand and England ended in a draw at The Lord’s. Nonetheless, they made a fantastic comeback in the second Test at Edgbaston where they won the game by 8 wickets.

Harsha Bhogle not part of the commentary panel

Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council recently announced its list of commentators for the highly-anticipated contest. Surprisingly, only two commentators from India are part of the panel.

They are none other than Sunil Gavaskar and Dinesh Karthik. Fans expected Harsha Bhogle to be a part of the commentary panel. Harsha is remembered for the historic Border Gavaskar Trophy 2020/21 series between India and Australia.

Fans started figuring out why Harsha is not part of the commentary panel. However, the commentator himself cleared the talks over his exclusion from the commentary panel.

Harsha clears the air over his exclusion from the commentary panel

He took to his official Twitter handle on Tuesday and revealed the reason behind not being part of the panel. He said as per the quarantine norms, he would have to stay away from his family for upto 28 days.

“I was hoping to be in Southampton this week for the #WTCFinals. But the quarantine requirements meant I would have to be away for 27-28 days for one game,” Harsha Bhogle wrote on his Twitter handle.

I have spent a lot of time in bubbles and there are more ahead. I am enjoying being home and so, regretfully, had to pull out,” Bhogle tweeted on Tuesday.

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