Harsha Bhogle is one of the most well-known cricket commentators. He has made a name for himself with his excellent work in the commentary box. The Indian commentator has earned a huge fan following on Twitter with his unique takes on the sport.
In one of his recent tweets, Bhogle wrote about how a news headline showed him the change in trend in the Indian cricket circles. Earlier today, the South African cricket team announced their squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series against the Indian cricket team. The selectors included uncapped player Tristan Stubbs in the squad.
Fans should note that Stubbs is currently in India, where he is playing for the Mumbai Indians in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League. Since Stubbs has earned the fans’ attention in India after getting an IPL deal, one of the news websites wrote that Mumbai Indian youngster gets a place in the South African squad.
Reacting to that headline, Harsha Bhogle wrote on Twitter:
A subtle indicator of where cricket is headed, certainly here in India, came when I saw this headline: Mumbai Indians youngster gets South Africa call-up!!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 17, 2022Advertisement
Harsha Bhogle hinted about the growth of the Indian Premier League
The Indian Premier League has evolved a lot over the last decade. At the moment, the franchises have talent scouts not just in India but across the world. Fans have seen how scouts have given a platform to young overseas cricketers in recent years. Marco Jansen made his Mumbai Indians debut before playing for South Africa, while Matheesha Pathirana donned the Chennai Super Kings jersey before playing at the senior level for Sri Lanka.
Even the Mumbai Indians have tried the duo of Dewald Brevis and Tristan Stubbs before they play international cricket at the senior level for South Africa. Hence, it is a changing trend where IPL franchises are scouting talents before they play international cricket at the senior level.