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Bishan Bedi

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Bishan Bedi on his first Test and other early milestones

Ijaz Chaudhry

February 8, 2010

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Bishan Bedi in his delivery stride, June 1974
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First time I could not sleep because of the excitement of the next day

The night before my Test debut. I had never even watched a Test match before that.

First bit of advice from my coach

Never question an umpire's decision.

First time I lost my cool on the field

When I noticed English bowlers using Vaseline to keep the shine on the ball.

First batsman who appeared unconquerable

Ken Barrington.

First time I was awestruck by a person

When I met Sir Don Bradman for the first time.

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