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Bishan Singh Bedi, a legendary figure in Indian cricket, passes away at the age of 77. Bedi, a skilled left-arm spinner, also served as the captain of the Indian team in 22 matches. From 1967 to 1979, Bedi actively represented India in 67 Tests, where he secured 266 wickets. He also participated in 10 ODIs, claiming a total of 7 wickets. Widely regarded as one of India’s finest spinners, Bedi played a vital role in the transformation of India’s spin bowling. Together with Erapalli Prasanna, BS Chandrasekhar, and S. Venkataraghavan, Bedi contributed to India’s first-ever ODI victory. Notably, Bedi’s exceptional figures of 12-8-6-1 restricted East Africa to 120 runs in the 1975 World Cup.
Bishan Singh Bedi was an Indian cricketer who was basically a sluggish left-arm conventional bowler. He played Test cricket for India from 1966 to 1979 and framed piece of the well known Indian spin quartet. He played a sum of 67 Tests and took 266 wickets. He additionally captained the public side in 22 Test matches.
Born: 25 September 1946, Amritsar
Died: 23 October 2023
Spouse: Anju Inderjit Bedi
Children: Angad Bedi, Neha Bedi, Gavasinder Bedi, Gill Bedi
Awards: Arjuna Award for Cricket
Bowling: Slow left-arm orthodox
During his domestic cricket career, Bedi primarily represented the Delhi team. Following his retirement, he dedicated his efforts to coaching and mentoring aspiring Indian cricketers. Beyond the cricket field, Bedi also worked as a commentator and pundit in the Gentleman’s Game.
Known for his outspoken nature and refusal to sugarcoat his opinions, Bedi was often seen as a critic who expressed his views candidly on various cricketing matters.
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