Sushil Doshi

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Sushil Doshi
Alma materShri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) Indore
OccupationSports commentator
Known forCricket commentary
AwardsPadma Shri

Sushil Doshi is an Indian journalist, writer, sports commentator[1] and the first cricket commentator in Hindi.[2][3] Born in Indore, in the largest Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, he graduated in engineering from Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) Indore[4] and started his commentating career in 1968 at the Nehru Stadium for a Ranji Trophy match between Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.[2] Over the years, he is reported to have covered nine Cricket World Cups, 85 test matches and over 400 One Day Internationals, besides several Twenty20 Internationals.[5] His contributions are reported in making cricket commentary in Hindi popular.[6][7] He has also written two books in Hindi on sports, Khel Patrakarita published in 2003[8] and Cricket Ka Mahabharat, published in 2016.[9]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2016, for his contributions to sports.[10] The commentators' box at Holkar Stadium, Indore has been named Sushil Doshi Commentators' Box in his honor.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Commentary box mein mere sahyogi hai". ND TV. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Conquering monotony, the Sushil Doshi style". The Hindu. 27 January 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  3. ^ "The guy who keeps Hindi commentary alive in cricket". ReDiff. 28 March 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  4. ^ "MP: Commentary legend, photographer get Padmashree award". Hindustan Times. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  5. ^ "People used to laugh at the commentary". Patrika. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Cricket's voice Sushil Doshi and photographer Bhalu Mondhe get Padma Shri from MP". Pradesh 18. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  7. ^ "When commentary got the cricket field into drawing rooms". Times of India. 15 February 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  8. ^ Sushil Doshi, Suresh Kaushik (2003). Khel Patrakarita. Radhakrishna Prakashan. p. 134. ISBN 9788171198481.
  9. ^ Sushil Doshi (2016). Cricket Ka Mahabharat. Rajkamal Prakashan. p. 88. ISBN 9788126728305.
  10. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 August 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Naming 'Sushi Doshi Commentators Box'". YouTube video. MPCA Exclusive. 19 February 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2016.

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