Full Name Bishan Bedi
Born September 25, 1946
Amritsar
Age 71 Years, 2 Months, -1 Days
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Slow left-arm orthodox
Teams Played India
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 0,
Career Span [Test, 1966 - 1979], [ODI, 1974 - 1979],

Arguably one of most controversial Indian cricketers, he was also one of the best left arm spinners that the world saw. Bedi’s bowling action was like poetry in motion; his wicket taking ability depended totally on this. He used his loop and flight to deceive the batsmen, while his arm ball took many by surprise. His 266 wickets came at an acceptable average of 28.7, and he was a part of the famous quartet of Indian spinners, that consisted of Prasanna, Chandrashekar and Venkatraghvan apart from Bedi himself.

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Bishansingh Giansingh Bedi Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 67 101 28 656 50* v NZ 0 1 51 3 8.98 108.78 26 0
ODI 10 7 2 31 13 v WI 0 0 1 0 6.2 44.28 4 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 118 2670.4 1096 7637 266 7/98 v AUS 17 14 28.71 2.14 80.31
ODI 10 73.6 17 340 7 2/44 v PAK 0 0 48.57 3.45 84.28

Bishansingh Giansingh Bedi Profile

Arguably one of most controversial Indian cricketers, he was also one of the best left arm spinners that the world saw. Bedi’s bowling action was like poetry in motion; his wicket taking ability depended totally on this. He used his loop and flight to deceive the batsmen, while his arm ball took many by surprise. His 266 wickets came at an acceptable average of 28.7, and he was a part of the famous quartet of Indian spinners, that consisted of Prasanna, Chandrashekar and Venkatraghvan apart from Bedi himself.

Bedi also captained the team in 22 Tests and 4 ODIs, but his out spoken attitude rubbed the wrong side of many a people. Once he declared the final innings of a Test match closed complaining against the intimidatory bowling of the West Indian pacemen, while he also created a record of sorts by becoming the first captain to concede an ODI for similar reasons. Post retirement, he managed the Indian cricket team, and after one match when the Indian team performed below his expectations, he commented that the whole team should be thrown into the nearby sea.

He was also part of a program on one of the news channel that chose the Indian villain of any match, which usually was Sourav Ganguly, someone who Bedi was very critical of, for not handling Murli Kartik properly. Bedi has also been served a legal warning by Muralitharan, when the former continued calling Murali a chucker and a javelin thrower amongst other names.

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