Experience

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Covered over 100 test matches and 400 one-day internationals. Along with the football World Cup of 2006, Harsha has hosted the final of the first two t20 World Championships and presented a travel show (Travel India) on BBC World
  • Author of two books: one on India’s cricket tour of England and the other, the authorised biography of Mohammad Azharuddin, published by Penguin India
  • A collection of his best columns has been published in a book from the Indian Express and Penguin called Out of the Box
  • Host of popular School Quiz Olympiad and his own chat shows Harsha Online and Harsha Unplugged on ESPN
  • Voted by Gentleman Magazine as one of “50 men you want to know better” and by Outlook as one of eight people who have changed the way their profession is perceived. Ranked at no. 35 on power list of sports illustrated in 2010 and among top 35 Social media influencer on Pinstorm
  • Featured by BBC World in their series “Face to Face” on Young Achievers in January 2001
  • Has been the face of ESPN for a while and that role grew to include Star Sports and Star Cricket which broadcast signature programmes like “Harsha Unplugged” and “Harsha On-line”. When ESPN were looking for new anchors they called their reality show “Harsha ki khoj” to attract the best talent.
  • He and his wife Anita run a successful corporate speaking enterprise Prosearch Consultants, which does sessions for companies on lessons from sport for managers. It is called “The Winning Way” and has received well over 400 invitations. The book “The Winning Way” is a certified national best seller

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:

  • Won Hero Honda‘s Indian Television Academy award twice and the Ceat Cricket Ratings award as the best television commentator and presenter.
  • ITA awarded him the Sports Personality of the Year Award for 2008.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Award for outstanding work in the media
  • Voted best commentator across radio and television on an internet poll in Australia in 2003-04
  • The Hindustan Times called him “the greatest icon of cricket commentary” and in a reader poll he was voted the most popular commentator.
  • Voted as the most favourite cricket commentator in a worldwide internet poll on the popular cricket portal Cricinfo
  • Rated as the possessor of the “sexiest voice on radio” in Australia in 1992
  • Voted voted by Gentleman Magazine as one of “50 men you want to know better”