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Former India captain and spinner Bishan Singh Bedi passes away

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Bishan Bedi, former India captain and spinner, passes away at 77

Bishan Singh Bedi, the former India captain and legendary spinner, died in Delhi at 77 after a long illness. Bedi, regarded as one of the greatest left-arm spinners, was a member of India’s famed spin quartet in the 1970s alongside Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, Erapalli Prasanna, and Srinivas Venkataraghavan.

Bedi took 1560 wickets in his first-class career, more than any other Indian cricketer. Bedi made his Test debut against the West Indies in 1967 and played 67 Tests and ten ODIs for India before retiring in 1979 against England at the Oval, reports Live Cricket Score.

Despite taking only seven ODI wickets, Bedi was part of the team that gave India its first win. That victory came in the 1975 World Cup against East Africa, in which Bedi bowled out the opposition for 120 runs with figures of 12-8-6-1.

Bedi finished with 266 wickets in Tests, including 14 five-wicket hauls, while also captaining the national team in 22 matches. The left-arm spinner also had a successful County Cricket career with Northamptonshire, and he led Delhi to Ranji Trophy titles in 1979 and 1980.

 

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