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In praise of Paddy and Goel paaji

Mar 8, 2017: Padmakar Shivalkar and Rajinder Goel, who are honoured by the BCCI this week, were so much more than hard-luck stories

V Ramnarayan

India news

Bishan Singh Bedi, Kirti Azad strongly back Lodha reforms

May 5, 2016: The counsel for former India players Bishan Singh Bedi and Kirti Azad told the Supreme Court on Thursday that they were in favour of the Lodha committee's recommendationst to restructure the BCCI


India domestic news

Joshi replaces Bedi as J&K coach

Nov 1, 2014: Former Indian spinner Sunil Joshi has been appointed coach of Jammu & Kashmir's Ranji Trophy team for the upcoming season, replacing Bishan Bedi


'If you push 11-year-olds into T20, they will never learn to bowl spin'

Oct 3, 2014: Why has the quality of spinners in India declined? Ranji pitches? Overcoaching? The IPL? A defensive mindset? Five experts share their thoughts

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

India news

Bishan Bedi loses DDCA election

Dec 30, 2013: Former India captain Bishan Bedi lost the election for the presidency of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) by a huge margin to Sneh Prakash Bansal

ESPNcricinfo staff

India news

Bishan Bedi to contest DDCA elections

Dec 29, 2013: Bishan Singh Bedi, the former India captain, will square off against BCCI vice-president Sneh Bansal for the post of Delhi and District Cricket Association president.

Amol Karhadkar


The Vaseline affair

Dec 1, 2012: When a discarded strip of gauze threatened to derail a series

Martin Williamson

Bishan: Portrait of a Cricketer

The many facets of Bedi

Oct 16, 2011: Suresh Menon's biography does justice to most aspects of one of cricket's more legendary larger-than-life characters

Dileep Premachandran

The era of India's slow bowlers

When spin was king

Sep 12, 2011: For much of the 1960s and '70s, India's bowling attack consisted almost entirely of spinners who were varied and highly skilled. Just how good were they?

S Rajesh


India's day of glory

Aug 13, 2011: India came to England in 1971 with a record of no wins and 15 defeats in their 19 Tests... but all that changed at The Oval

Martin Williamson

Bishan Bedi

Graceful and gracious

Sep 23, 2010: Bishan Bedi's talent was vast and he had the heart to match. The beauty of his action was bewitching and he had the cruelty to go with it

Suresh Menon

Sri Lanka news

Murali hits back at 'ordinary' Bedi

Jul 28, 2010: Muttiah Muralitharan has lashed out at longtime critic Bishan Bedi, the former Indian captain, calling him an 'ordinary bowler'

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bishan Bedi

Sleepless in Calcutta

Feb 8, 2010: Bishan Bedi on his first Test and other early milestones

Ijaz Chaudhry

Bishan Bedi

'The dot ball has become too important'

Dec 2, 2009: Bishan Bedi answers readers' questions about the decline in Indian spin bowling, the time he felt helpless, and whether a doosra can ever be legit

Nagraj Gollapudi

When trickery was afoot

Sep 11, 2009: On two spinners who made the special art of deception their own, and gave the game a gripping narrative in the process

Sriram Dayanand

India in New Zealand 2008-09

Axed practice game draws flak from former players

Jan 15, 2009: Questions have been raised by former players over India's schedule for next month's New Zealand series, which does not include a single practice match for the entire 48-day assignment comprising three Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20 matches.

Nagraj Gollapudi

Australia in India 2008-09

Bedi backs Krejza for Delhi Test

Oct 27, 2008: Bishan Bedi, the former India finger-spinner, is convinced Australia will need to play Jason Krejza in the third Test in Delhi if they are to have their best chance of beating India

ESPNcricinfo staff

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2008 - Five who somehow missed out

Never a cricketer of the year

Mar 18, 2008: Five cricketers who somehow missed out

Scyld Berry

Former Indian spinner reignites throwing debate

Bedi blames ICC for Murali row

Aug 17, 2007: The former India captain, Bishan Bedi, has laid the blame for his current row with Muttiah Muralitharan at the door of the International Cricket Council

ESPNcricinfo staff

Cricketers react to India's win in England

'Message is clear - we can win anywhere'

Aug 14, 2007: Nagraj Gollapudi speaks to current and former cricketers on just how significant India's series win in England is

Nagraj Gollapudi
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