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Cricket gaming startup Hitwicket onboards commentator Harsha Bhogle as strategic investor

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Hitwicket onboards commentator Harsha Bhogle

Hitwicket onboards commentator Harsha Bhogle

Hitwicket, the Hyderabad-based cricket gaming startup, has brought onboard Harsha Bhogle, one of cricket's most revered commentators, as a strategic investor. 

With this, the startup aims to leverage Bhogle's deep cricketing insights and passion to co-create content and gaming experiences that resonate with cricket fans worldwide.

Focused on global expansion 

The partnership with Harsha Bhogle will fuel Hitwicket's goal of achieving 50 million downloads globally over the next two years. 


Founded in 2020 by Keerti Singh and Kashyap Reddy, Hitwicket has developed a cricket strategy game and a multiplayer version called, Hitwicket Superstars. The startup claims the game has over 5 million downloads across 109 countries.

What did Harsha Bhogle say?

Harsha Bhogle hailed as "The Voice of Cricket," brings over 40 years of experience in cricket commentary to the table. He is known for his profound knowledge and love for the game. Bhogle's role as a strategic investor is expected to enhance Hitwicket's appeal and global outreach significantly.

Bhogle's involvement aligns with his enthusiasm for promoting cricket's global reach, including in the United States, where the sport is gaining momentum with initiatives like Major League Cricket and the upcoming T20 Cricket World Cup in June 2024.

"I'm thrilled to join Hitwicket as an investor and contribute to the evolution of mobile cricket gaming. Hitwicket's innovative approach and commitment to delivering an immersive gaming experience make it a standout player in the industry," said Harsha Bhogle.

"Hitwicket's potential to build a global gaming franchise is truly inspiring. I’m looking forward to Hitwicket's potential to be the Made in India cricket game that unites India with the rest of the world and elevates the country's profile in mobile cricket gaming. Its global promise signifies that a game from India can indeed touch the world," Bhogle said.

What does Hitwicket offer?

Hitwicket has distinguished itself by offering a unique gaming experience in which players take on the roles of owner, coach, and captain of a cricket team. The startup claims to have attracted a diverse user base, including a significant percentage of women players and caters to a wide age range from 10 to 60. 

The game's ability to engage users for an average of 4.9 hours per week, higher than the Indian average for mid-core games.

Leadership comments 

Co-founders of Hitwicket, Keerti Singh, and Kashyap Reddy, expressed their excitement about Bhogle's involvement, stating, "We are thrilled to have Mr. Bhogle on board. His extensive experience, insights into cricket, and passion for the game will be invaluable assets for us."

"Having met Bhogle last month and discussed the vision and potential of Hitwicket, we are even more excited to have him join us as an investor. With Bhogle's guidance, we are confident that Hitwicket will continue to scale new heights and establish itself as a global leader in the gaming industry," they added.