Bishan Singh Bedi: One of India’s most successful left-arm spinners. Look at his records – Magazine Creations

Former India captain and the country’s greatest ever player Bishan Singh Bedi passed away on Monday after a long illness. He was 77. He is survived by his wife Anju, son Angad and daughter Neha.

Bishan Singh Bedi used to weave a web around most of the batsmen around the world and formed a dangerous quartet along with off-spinners Erappalli Prasanna and Srinivas Venkataraghavan, and leg-spinner Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, and was one of the key key figures in India’s golden generation of spin. Bowling.Bishan Singh Bedi has 266 wickets in 67 Test matches.

Bishan Singh Bedi’s best bowling figures are in Perth Australia where he took 10 wickets in the match and gave away 94 runs.

Among the memorable performances, Bishan Singh Bedi’s performance against Australia and New Zealand is the most noteworthy. He took 21 wickets against Australia in 1969 which includes a career best of 7 wickets for just 98 runs.

Bishan Singh Bedi was part of the team that wrote history in England and the West Indies in the 1970s. Bishan Singh Bedi took 25 wickets when England toured India in 1972 and 1976.

Born in Amritsar in 1946, Bedi played 67 Tests for India and took 266 wickets with 14 five-wicket hauls and one 10-wicket haul.

He was part of Indian cricket’s golden quartet of spinners, the others being Erappalli Prasanna, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar and Srinivas Venkataraghavan, who formed the core of the Indian bowling unit for over a decade between 1966 and 1978.

Bedi was briefly the manager of the Indian cricket team in 1990 during tours of New Zealand and England.

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Updated: October 23, 2023, 04:21 PM IST


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