Former Indian Captain and Spinner Bishan Singh Bedi Passed Away at the Age of 77

Bishan Singh Bedi

Former Indian captain and spinner Bishan Singh Bedi has passed away at the age of 77 in Delhi after a prolonged illness.

Bedi, who was considered one of the greatest left-arm spinners, was part of the famous Indian spin quartet consisting of Bhagwath Chandrasekhar, Erapalli Prasanna and Srinivas Venkataraghavan in the 1970s.

In his distinguished first-class career, Bedi collected 1560 wickets – more than any other Indian cricketer. Making his Test debut in 1967 against the West Indies. His last appearance was against England at the Oval in 1979. Despite taking only seven ODI wickets, Bedi was part of the team that gave India its first win in the format. That victory came against East Africa in the 1975 World Cup. The left-arm spinner also had a very successful time in county cricket with Northamptonshire, leading Delhi to the Ranji Trophy title in 1979 and 1980.

Bedi was the first professional head coach of the Indian national team in 1990 and emphasized fitness. After leaving the Indian national team, Bedi coached several state teams and led Punjab to its only Ranji Trophy victory in the season of 1992 and 1993.

Personal Life and Death

Born on September 25, 1946, Bishan Singh Bedi was an Indian cricketer who was primarily a left-arm slow orthodox bowler. His son Angad Bedi is an Indian actor and former model, and his daughter-in-law Neha Dhupia is a well-known Bollywood actress. Former Indian captain Bishan Singh Bedi passed away on Monday October 23, 2023 after prolonged illness. He was 77 years old.

Bishan Singh

ODI and Test Career

Bishan Singh Bedi played 67 Test matches and ten ODIs for India. In Test matches, Bedi managed to take 266 wickets, including 14 five-wickets hauls, and led the national team in 22 matches. Here are the ODI and Test career of former Indian captain and spinner Bishan Singh Bedi:

Batting Career: 1966-1979

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 67 101 28 656 50 8.99 603 108.79 0 0 1 51 3
ODI 10 7 2 31 13 6.2 70 44.29 0 0 0 1 0

Bowling Career: 1974-1979

M Inn B Runs Wickets BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 67 118 20650 7637 266 7/98 10/194 2.22 28.71 77.63 14 1
ODI 10 10 576 340 7 2/44 2/44 3.54 48.57 82.29 0 0


He was awarded the Padma Shri Award in 1970 and the C. K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award in 2004.

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