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LEGEND LOST: Veteran Indian Spinner Bishan Singh Bedi Died at the age of 77



Veteran Indian Spinner Bishan Singh Bedi Died at the age of 77

(CTN News) – Bishan Singh Bedi, a former captain and cricketing legend from India, died on Monday at the age of 77, according to an announcement made by India’s sports minister Anurag Thakur.

Bishan Singh Bedi was a highly esteemed individual in the realm of Indian cricket, renowned for his prowess in the spinning position. In addition to Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, Erapalli Prasanna, and Srinivas Venkataraghavan, he was a member of the renowned spin quartet.

Throughout his international tenure, which lasted from 1967 to 1979, Bedi participated in 67 Test matches and amassed 266 wickets. Additionally, he represented India in ten one-day international matches between 1974 and 1979.

Bedi was well-known not only for his cricketing abilities but also for his forthright and frank personality. He frequently expressed his thoughts and critiques of fellow cricketers and the sport’s authorities.

His unusual appearance, which included a huge turban and a genial demeanor, established him as a recognizable figure in the world of cricket. His worsening health has hampered his involvement in cricket events and social activities in recent years.

Bishan Singh Bedi leaves behind two sons and two daughters from his two marriages. His younger son, Angad, is married to actress and former Miss India Neha Dhupia.

Bedi’s death has been mourned by the cricketing world, as well as former players from rival teams.

Former Pakistan captain Intikhab Alam praised Bedi as a “great spinner and human being” and mourned his death, underlining the impact on the cricketing community, particularly in the context of India-Pakistan cricket.

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