220 seconds of the legend that he was. RIP, Bishan Singh Bedi. pic.twitter.com/ymiBhBNtEq
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) October 23, 2023
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.
In the demise of Bishan Singh Bedi, the country has lost one of its greatest sporting icons. Bishan Singh Bedi was among those few who elevated spin bowling into an art. He was also instrumental in the growth of cricket and cricketers. He was held in high esteem by the cricket…
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) October 23, 2023
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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