Matches (33)
Abu Dhabi T10 (6)
Legends League (2)
WBBL 2023 (1)
BAN v NZ (1)
NZ v PAK (W) (1)
IND v AUS (1)
WI v ENG (1)
SA v BAN (W) (1)
IND v ENG (W-A) (1)
Hazare Trophy (18)

Full Name

Bishan Singh Bedi


September 25, 1946, Amritsar, Punjab


October 23, 2023, New Delhi, (aged 77y 28d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role




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

Bishan Bedi Career Stats


List A72-36862087715/305/3029.393.3951.9110

Batting & Fielding

List A72451321824*6.81--00-210
Bishan Singh Bedi

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Debut/Last Matches of Bishan Bedi

Recent Matches of Bishan Bedi

North Zone vs East Zone47*0/5221-Dec-1980DelhiFC
Delhi vs Rest of Ind--1/5623-Oct-1980DelhiFC
North Zone vs Pakistanis--0/1029-Nov-1979AmritsarFC
India vs England12/69 & 1/6730-Aug-1979The OvalTest # 854
India vs England--2/2616-Aug-1979LeedsTest # 853

Photos of Bishan Bedi

Bishan Singh Bedi at a book launch
Bishan Bedi looks on
Virat Kohli seeks Bishan Bedi's blessings
Bishan Bedi at a press conference
Bishan Bedi and Clive Lloyd in discussion at the ICC Centenary History Conference
Bishan Bedi chats with Cameron White