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.

09 Dec 2023

Angad Bedi

Cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi biopic in works? What we know

Former Indian cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi passed away aged 77 after a prolonged spell of illness on October 23, 2023.

24 Oct 2023

Angad Bedi

Angad Bedi pays tribute to father Bishan in heartfelt eulogy

Renowned cricket icon Bishan Singh Bedi (77) died on Monday following a prolonged spell of illness.

23 Oct 2023

Indian Cricket Team

Bishan Singh Bedi passes away: His notable stats and records

One of India's finest cricketers, Bishan Singh Bedi has passed away at 77 after a prolonged spell of illness.

23 Oct 2023

Indian Cricket Team

Legendary Indian cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi passes away at 77

Bishan Singh Bedi, one of India's finest cricketers, has passed away at the age of 77.

Bishan Singh Bedi wants his name removed from Kotla stand

Former Indian cricket team captain Bishan Singh Bedi has written to Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) president Rohan Jaitley, asking for the removal of his name from a stand at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

Veteran cricket commentator and journalist Kishore Bhimani passes away

Renowned journalist and veteran cricket commentator Kishore Bhimani died on Thursday in Kolkata.

#ThisDayThatYear: India register their first-ever ODI win

On this day in the year 1975, the Indian cricket team registered its first-ever ODI win.

04 Mar 2020

Jaydev Unadkat

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

Jaydev Unadkat entered the record books on Wednesday after becoming the highest wicket-taker among fast bowlers in a Ranji Trophy season.

12 Feb 2020

Ravi Bishnoi

Kapil Dev, Mohammad Azharuddin demand action against U-19 players

India failed to win their record-extending ICC U-19 World Cup title as they were outplayed by Bangladesh.

21 Jun 2019

Sachin Tendulkar

Here're some World Cup records that might never get broken

The ICC World Cup 2019 is past its midway stage and it keeps getting better.

12 Mar 2019


Is Virat Kohli incomplete as captain without MS Dhoni?

Current Indian skipper Virat Kohli is undoubtedly the best batsman in the world.

10 Mar 2018


Bishan Singh Bedi asks BCCI to recognise blind cricket

Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi has thrown his support behind the Indian blind cricket team, urging the BCCI to recognise blind cricket and take it under its fold.

21 Nov 2017

Indian Cricket Team

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.

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

Muthiah Muralidaran

All you want to know about spin bowlers

Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav made his ODI debut for India against West Indies and picked up three wickets to help India win by 105 runs.

06 May 2017

Amar Singh

Mitchell Johnson tells why we don't have fast bowlers

In an interview recently, Australian pace bowler Mitchell Johnson said that India does not produce many fast bowlers because the pitches are more suitable for spinners than pacers.