Bishan Singh Bedi: News

A member of the famed spin quartet of India, Bishan Singh Bedi was known for his slow left-arm orthodox that bamboozled the batsmen. In an era in world cricket where fast bowlers and their aggressive bouncers ruled the scene, Bedi made a place for himself with his undecipherable flight, guile, spin, and pace. He started his cricketing career by playing for Northern Punjab from the age of 15. He then moved to Delhi and represented them in domestic cricket till he retired in 1981. Bedi represented Northamptonshire as well in first-class cricket. He holds the record for most wickets amongst Indian bowlers in first-class cricket. He made his Test debut against West Indies in 1966. Bedi's bowling has been described by many as artistry. A successful wicket-taker, he became the captain of the Indian team in 1976. Under his captaincy, India chased down 406 runs in the fourth innings against the West Indies (then highest chase) in the 1976 series. Bedi retired from international cricket in 1979 and was later appointed as the first full-time coach of team India in 1990.

05 Jan 2021

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08 Mar 2020


Ranji Trophy 2019-20, Saurashtra vs Bengal: Statistical preview

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04 Mar 2020


Jaydev Unadkat's historic feat steers Saurashtra into Ranji Trophy final

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Dhoni was always a bowler's captain, says Pragyan Ojha

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21 Feb 2020


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22 Oct 2019


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22 Sep 2019


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19 Jul 2019


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21 Jun 2019


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01 Nov 2018


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16 Aug 2018


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02 Jul 2018


Legends Dravid, Ponting, Taylor inducted in ICC Hall of Fame

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11 Jun 2018


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24 Mar 2018


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10 Mar 2018


Bishan Singh Bedi asks BCCI to recognise blind cricket

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21 Nov 2017


Kotla stadium to have stands named after Bedi and Amarnath

DDCA (Delhi and District Cricket Association) is set to inaugurate stands at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium named after former cricket stalwarts Bishan Singh Bedi and Mohinder Amarnath.

10 Oct 2017


Rahane chooses vacation over Ranji Trophy

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Who are the best left-arm spinners in test history?

The category of best left-arm spinners in the history of test cricket will be incomplete without the likes of all-time greats Rangana Herath, Daniel Vettori, Derek Underwood and Bishan Singh Bedi.

27 Jun 2017


All you want to know about spin bowlers

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06 May 2017


Mitchell Johnson tells why we don't have fast bowlers

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ICC Test Rankings: Jadeja, Pujara grab best spots

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