Former India captain and legendary spinner Bishan Singh Bedi passed away on October 23. He was 77-years-old. Born in Amritsar in 1946, Bedi played 67 Tests for India and took 266 wickets with 14 five wicket hauls and one 10-wicket haul.
He was the part of Indian cricket’s golden quartet of spinners, others being Erapalli Prasanna, Bhagwat Chadrasekhar and Srinivas Venkataraghavan, who formed the core of India’s bowling unit for more than a decade between 1966 and 1978.
Bishan Singh Bedi and Kapil Dev during the 2nd Test Match between England and India at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, 4th August 1979. The match ended in a draw.
Bishan Singh Bedi bowling for India at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, on August 4, 1979.
Bishan Singh Bedi smiles as Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain shakes his hand before the start of play in 1971.
An appeal for leg before wicket (lbw) against Bob Simpson of Australia off the bowling of Bishen Singh Bedi is successfull during a Test at Sydney, Australia, on January 7, 1978. India won the match.
Bobby Simpson pours champagne for Indian captain Bishan Singh Bedi after finish of a Test match between India and Australia at Sydney, Australia in 1978. India won the match.
The turbaned Bedi of the touring India cricket team, punishes the West Indies attack in a Test match in Gerogetown, Guyana on March 23, 1971. The game ended in a draw.
Bishan Singh Bedi displays the techniques of holding the ball and spin bowling to the students at a cricket clinic at Jamia Millia College in New Delhi in 1998.
Former Indian cricket player EAS Prasanna demonstrates the art of spin to Sunil Joshi being watched by Bishan Singh Bedi at Bangalore in 2000.
Australian spinner Jason Krejza talks to Bishan Singh Bedi during a practice session in New Delhi, India, on Oct. 26, 2008.
Bishan Singh Bedi with Virat Kohli in New Delhi in 2017