New Delhi: Harsha Bhogle's ouster from the Indian Premier League's commentary team has led to a huge uproar among Indian cricket fans.
The senior cricket broadcaster was unceremoniously dumped by the BCCI, just a few days ahead of the tournament's opener.
Intriguingly, Bhogle is yet to be provided with an explanation for the sudden termination of his contract.
Cricket fans as well as celebrities have backed Bhogle and demanded that the Indian board reverse its decision.
A generation of Indians have grown up watching the 53-year-old present cricket matches and shows.
While BCCI may or not agree with his views, there is no denying Bhogle is one of the best commentators in the world.
Here are some of his best one-liners from the commentary box:
I find this criticism of Misbah very strange. Its like a family of ten complaining that the sole breadwinner is not doing enough.
I think he (Michael Clarke) is waiting for tomorrow's newspaper to declare him out.
Is there a more calming sight in the world than Rahul Dravid taking guard?
6 and 4 seems to be the new binary code for this man (Chris Gayle).
After Sachin Tendulkar played a glorious shot: Open the textbook, turn to page 32!
As AB de Villiers took guard: Ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seat belts. We are ready for the take-off!
Any pace bowler has three pace variations - fast, medium and slow. But Rajat Bhatia has - slow, slower and slowest.
It seems Jadeja was having a haircut and realized just after it started it wasn't good, so left midway
It's that kind of a day. Sehwag can walk blindfolded across a busy highway today and not get run over.
During India vs Pakistan World Cup match: Adelaide is in Australia just on the map, otherwise it is just India and Pakistan.
Pujara is a classical musician in the era of Yo Yo Honey Singh.
During a MS Dhoni-Tendulkar partnership: We have a surgeon at one end and a butcher at the other.
You were a great habit, Sachin.