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India’s Finest Spinner Bishan Singh Bedi Passes Away

New Delhi, Oct 23. Bishan Singh Bedi, the former captain of the Indian cricket team and country’s finest left-arm spinner, passed away on Monday after a long illness.

He was 77 years old and is survived by his wife Anju, son Angad, and daughter Neha.

Born in Amritsar in 1946, Bishan Singh Bedi played 67 Tests for India and took 266 wickets, including 14 five-wicket hauls and one 10-wicket haul.

He was a key member of India’s legendary quartet of spinners, along with Erapalli Prasanna, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, and Srinivas Venkataraghavan, who formed the backbone of India’s bowling attack for over a decade between 1966 and 1978.

In 1990, Bedi briefly served as the manager of the Indian cricket team during their tours of New Zealand and England.

He also worked as a national selector and mentored several talented spinners, such as Maninder Singh and Murali Kartik, who greatly valued his technical expertise.

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