Harsha Bhogle, one of the most recognisable voices in the cricket commentary box, turned 59 on Sunday and some of the biggest names in Indian cricket took to social media to wish him on his special day. Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar led the wishes, with a heartfelt tweet for the eloquent commentator. “Your commentary and sharp insights have always added so much perspective to the game of cricket. It has always made the fans feel so much more closer to the game. Wishing you a very happy birthday Harsha!” Tendulkar tweeted.

“Wishing the ‘Voice of Cricket’ a very happy birthday. Keep entertaining us with your passion and insights about the game,” wrote former India opener Aakash Chopra.

“Many more happy returns of the day @bhogleharsha , have a great day and beyond,” spinner Ravichandran Ashwin wrote.

“Happy Birthday @bhogleharsha Wishing you a year filled with good health, peace and happiness,” wrote former India batsman VVS Laxman.

“A very happy birthday to you @bhogleharsha. Wish you great health and happiness,” India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane tweeted.

Chennai Super Kings also extended birthday wishes to Bhogle, while Mumbai Indians put up a collection of his commentary gems.

Bhogle, staying true to his reputation of eloquence and wit, had some lovely responses to the wishes as well.

“Blessed. Your bat spoke, the rest were just add-on words…..” he wrote, responding to Sachin Tendulkar’s wish.

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“Thank you Ashwin…. Watching so much of you during this lockdown….Keep spinning that ball and leave my job alone….,” he wrote in response to Ashwin, who conducted a series of interviews with his colleagues on Instagram live during the coronavirus-enforced lockdown.

Bhogle started his commentary career at the age of 19 and has become one of the most popular commentators around the world.

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