Bishan Singh Bedi dies: A Tribute to the Cricketing Legend

Bishan Singh Bedi, the legendary Indian spinner and former captain of India, died on Monday at 77. He had been suffering from a long illness. Shah Rukh Khan and Suniel Shetty paid tribute to him on social media.

Who was Bishan Singh Bedi?

Bishan Singh was an Indian cricketer. He was known as a left-arm slow orthodox bowler. He was a member of the Indian spin quartet and played Test cricket from 1966 to 1978. He took 266 wickets in 67 tests. He captained the National side in 22 test matches.

Bishan Singh played domestic cricket for the Delhi team. He retired from all forms of cricket and became a mentor for several young Indian cricketers. Bishan Singh has also worked as a pundit and commentator in many cricket matches. The former cricketer managed the Indian cricket team during 1990’s New Zealand and England tour.

Former Indian cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi has died at the age of 77

A PTI report on October 23, 2023, stated that former Indian cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi had left for the heavenly home due to a long-term illness. He began his cricket career in the year 1967 and played until 1979. He has played 67 Test matches in his wonderful cricket journey. Bishan Singh was also the Padma Shri and played India’s first ODL match against East Africa in 1975.

Famous cricketers and Bollywood celebrities pay tribute to the legend.

What Irfan Pathan said during this sad Moment

Bedi had been ill for the past two years and underwent multiple surgeries. After Bedi’s death, many members of the cricket community paid tribute to the former India skipper on X (formerly Twitter). “Bishan Sing Bedi. “Bishan Singh Bedi. This is a great loss for our cricketing community. Irfan said, “My deepest condolences go out to his family.”

Jay Shah, at this sad moment

“Extremely sorry to hear of the death of Bishan Singh Bedi ji. His contribution to cricket will be remembered forever. “May god grant strength to his loved ones and family!” wrote Gautam Gambhir, former India opener. Jay Shah, the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI), said that Bedi’s artistry as a spin bowler has made an indelible impression on cricket.

Shah Rukh Khan, in this sad Moment

Shah Rukh Khan posted a message on his Twitter account Monday mourning the death of the legendary spinner Bishan Bedi. The actor said, “Growing Up, our lives are shaped by the spirit and grace of the people we see and encounter around us. Mr. #BishanSinghBedi is one of them. Thank you, Sir, for all the lessons you taught us about sports and life. May God bless him. You will be greatly missed. RIP.”

What did Sanjay Dutt write?

Sanjay Dutt wrote: “Cricket lost a legendary today, but memories and moments created Bishan Singh Bedi Ji will live forever.” I am thinking of his family and the entire community of cricketers as we grieve this great loss (folded hand emoji). Filmmaker Hansal Mehta paid tribute to the former Indian captain by writing, “The greatest. Ever. Bishen Singh Bedi: 1946-2023.

Suniel Shetty pays tribute

Suniel Shetty wrote a tribute note to the legendary spinner, saying, “Deeply sorry to hear the news about the death of the spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi.” He was loved not only for his cricketing skills but also for his honesty and integrity. He was an absolute master of the game and an inspiration for so many. May his legacy inspire future generations. Rest in peace, Bedi Sir.”

What a close friend of Bishan Bedi said

An intimate friend of Bishan Bedi said, “He died at home this morning.” Recently, he had a knee surgery. He could not recover because the infection had spread.

Bishan Singh Bedi was the Indian Cricket Team’s captain for four years between 1975 and 1978 after Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi retired. From 1974 to 1982, he was the captain of the Delhi Ranji for the longest time. The legendary spinner has taken 266 wickets, including 14 five-wicket hauls and one 10-wicket.


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