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Bishan Bedi      

Full name Bishan Singh Bedi

Born September 25, 1946, Amritsar, Punjab

Current age 67 years 210 days

Major teams India, Delhi, Northamptonshire, Northern Punjab

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

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Bishan Singh Bedi
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 67 101 28 656 50* 8.98 0 1 3 26 0
ODIs 10 7 2 31 13 6.20 70 44.28 0 0 0 4 0
First-class 370 426 111 3584 61 11.37 0 7 172 0
List A 72 45 13 218 24* 6.81 0 0 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 67 118 21364 7637 266 7/98 10/194 28.71 2.14 80.3 13 14 1
ODIs 10 10 590 340 7 2/44 2/44 48.57 3.45 84.2 0 0 0
First-class 370 90354 33843 1560 7/5 21.69 2.24 57.9 106 20
List A 72 3686 2087 71 5/30 5/30 29.39 3.39 51.9 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Kolkata, Dec 31, 1966 - Jan 5, 1967 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 30-Sep 4, 1979 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v India at Leeds, Jul 13, 1974 scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka at Manchester, Jun 16-18, 1979 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1961-1981
List A span 1972-1982
Profile

The purity and perfection of Bedi's art was a connoisseur's dream. He was stealthy, silent and deadly, a master of deception who conjured variations in flight, loop, spin and pace without any perceptible change in action. He bowled with a big heart too, challenging the batsman to hit over the top by giving the ball plenty of air, and was a consistent wicket-taker for most of his career. Helped by a successful county stint with Northamptonshire, he finished with 1560 first-class wickets, more than any other Indian bowler. He was forthright and outspoken throughout his playing career, and inevitably courted controversies: objecting to the use of Vaseline by England bowler John Lever in 1976-7, declaring India's second innings at Kingston in protest against intimidatory bowling by the West Indians in 1976 and, famously, threatening to dump the Indian cricket team in the sea in 1990, when he was the coach. A generous man possessing infinite wisdom, his zest and passion for the game still remains undiminished, although his outburst against various aspects of the modern game sometimes make him seem prone to the incurable malaise of bitterness.
H Natarajan

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2011

Cover image of <i>Bishan: Portrait of a Cricketer</i> by Suresh Menon

Cover image of Bishan: Portrait of a Cricketer

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Jul 22, 2009

Bishan Bedi and Clive Lloyd in discussion at the ICC Centenary History Conference, Oxford, July 22, 2009

Bishan Bedi and Clive Lloyd in discussion at the ICC Centenary History Conference

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Oct 26, 2008

Bishan Bedi gives bowling tips to Jason Krejza, Delhi, October 26, 2008

Bishan Bedi gives bowling tips to Jason Krejza

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