Legendary Indian Cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi Passes Away at 77
Indian cricket legend Bishan Singh Bedi passed away at the age of 77 after a long illness. Bedi, known for his left-arm spin, led the Indian team in 22 matches. He played actively from 1967 to 1979, representing India in 67 Tests and taking 266 wickets.
He also played in 10 ODIs, securing 7 wickets. Bedi, along with Prasanna, Chandrasekhar, and Venkataraghavan, played a key role in India’s first-ever ODI win, restricting East Africa to 120 runs in the 1975 World Cup.
The BCCI mourns the sad demise of former India Test Captain and legendary spinner, Bishan Singh Bedi.— BCCI (@BCCI) October 23, 2023
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and fans in these tough times.
May his soul rest in peace 🙏 pic.twitter.com/oYdJU0cBCV
In domestic cricket, he primarily played for Delhi and later became a coach and mentor for young Indian cricketers. Bedi also worked as a commentator in the sport.
Bishan singh bedi One of our best is no more. It’s a loss to our cricketing fraternity. My deep condolences to his family.— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 23, 2023
He was known for his candid opinions on cricket matters. Cricketers, including Irfan Pathan, paid tribute to him, acknowledging his significant influence on the game. Bedi briefly managed the Indian team in 1990 and served as a national selector and mentor for spinners like Maninder Singh and Murali Kartik.