Former Indian team Captain Bishan Singh Bedi passed away at the age of 77. Apart from being the captain of the Indian Cricket Team, Bedi was also a recipient of the Padma Shri award in 1970.
Bedi was among the most celebrated players, along with Erapalli Prasanna, BS Chandrasekhar, and S. Venkataraghavan. He was known for revolutionizing Indian cricket.
Union Minister Anurag Thakur said, “Former captain of the Indian cricket team and a bowler who will be always remembered fondly, Bishan Singh Bedi ji is no more with us. It’s very tragic news and a big loss to the world of cricket. In Himachal Pradesh’s Dharamsala, he arranged a number of training camps. And when this stadium was coming through, he used to stay in the Indian dressing room.
He would stay here and prepare the players. Although he has always had a wonderful relationship with Punjab and Delhi, he had a place in his heart reserved for Himachal as well. Condolences to his entire family,” Thakur added.
Bishan Singh Bedi’s Death Reason?
Bedi had suffered from illness for the previous two years and had just had knee surgery around a month earlier. He was survived by his wife Anju and two children, Angad and Neha.
Bedi represented India in 67 Tests and ten ODIs from 1967 to 1979. Bedi retired from international cricket in 1979, leaving a lasting impact on Indian cricket.
Several players from all around the world paid tribute to the legendary cricketer. BCCI also posted a mourning tweet in respect to the former captain of the Indian cricket team.
BCCI tweeted,” The BCCI mourns the sad demise of former India Test Captain and legendary spinner, Bishan Singh Bedi. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and fans in these tough times. May his soul rest in peace.”