Legendary Indian spinner Bishan Bedi no more

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi here on Monday passed away at the age of 77.

Known as one of the game’s greatest left-arm spinners, Bedi is survived by his wife Anju, and two children – Neha and Angad.

Bedi played for India in 67 Tests and ten ODIs, and was India’s highest wicket-taker in Tests, with 266 wickets with 14 five-wicket hauls.

For the last two years, Bedi was unwell, and had undergone multiple surgeries including one on the knee about a month ago.

Bedi was part of India’s golden quartet – Erapalli Prasanna, Bhagwat Chadrasekhar and Srinivas Venkataraghavan – who formed the core of India’s bowling unit for more than a decade between 1966 and 1978.

He was also a national selector and mentor to many talented spinners like Maninder Singh and Murali Kartik. Bedi was manager of the Indian cricket team in 1990 during tours of New Zealand and England.

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