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Sushil Doshi

Sushil Doshi
President Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Sushil Doshi (left) in 2016
Alma materShri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) Indore
Occupation(s)Sports commentator
Known forCricket commentary
AwardsPadma Shri

Sushil Kumar Jain known professionally as Sushil Doshi is an Indian journalist, writer, sports commentator[1] and the first cricket commentator in Hindi.[2][3] Born to Niranjanlal and Madan Kunwar at Indore, in the second largest Indian city 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

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


  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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