TED Talks: Harsha Bhogle on why cricket and India's destinies are entwined
Right in time for the Indian Premier League start on Friday, TED released in March a talk by India's premier cricket commentator and columnist Harsha Bhogle in which he tells the tale of the "major global cultural phenomenon" that is cricket.
With his disarming smile, TED describes Bhogle as, "Beloved for his insightful patter, he writes a weekly cricket column for Indian Express and interviews top cricketers on ESPNStar's Harsha UnPlugged. He's been the front man for ESPNStar cricket telecasts from the day they launched in India. Now he has taken to the corporate lecture circuit with his wife and business partner, Anita, applying the wisdom of the game to help companies develop compelling business strategies."
In this TED video he talks about "the spectacular arrival of fast-paced 20-20 cricket as it parallels the rise of modern India. He traces the game from its sleepy English roots to the current world of celebrity owners and million-dollar player contracts."