Matches (11)
WTC (1)
UAE v WI (1)
Continental Cup (1)
Vitality Blast (8)

Full Name

Bishan Singh Bedi

Born

September 25, 1946, Amritsar, Punjab

Age

76y 257d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role

Bowler

Other

Coach

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

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test671182136476372667/9810/19428.712.1480.313141
ODI101059034072/442/4448.573.4584.2000
FC370-903543384315607/5-21.692.2457.9-10620
List A72-36862087715/305/3029.393.3951.9110

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test671012865650*8.98--013260
ODI107231136.207044.2800040
FC37042611135846111.37--07-1720
List A72451321824*6.81--00-210
Bishan Singh Bedi

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Photos of Bishan Bedi

Ramachandra Guha (centre) with Anil Kumble (left) and Bishan Bedi at the 2017 BCCI Awards
Cover image of <i>Bishan: Portrait of a Cricketer</i>
Bishan Bedi and Clive Lloyd in discussion at the ICC Centenary History Conference
Bishan Bedi chats with Cameron White
Bishan Bedi gives bowling tips to Cameron White