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Indian cricketing legend Bishan Singh Bedi passes away at the age of 77

He played a total of 67 tests for India and took 267 wickets.

New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer and captain Shri Bishan Singh Bedi passed away on Sunday at the age of 77.

Bishan Singh Bedi was a left-arm orthodox bowler and was an integral part of the infamous Indian spin quartet, alongside Erapalli Prasanna, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar and Srinivas Venkata Raghavan in the 1960s and 1970s.

Bishan Singh Bedi was born on September 25, 1946, in Amritsar, Punjab. He debuted for team India in a test match against West Indies on December 31, 1966.

He played a total of 67 tests for India and took 267 wickets. He also captained the side in 22 test matches. He also played 10 ODIs and took 7 wickets in it. He bowled 8 maiden overs in his very first ODI, which marked a legendary moment in his rather short-lived career, as this was also the most economical spell in a 60-over ODI match.

The former captain was well known for his outspoken personality. He was also presented with the Padma Shree Award in 1970.

Many cricketers and legends have sent their respect to Sir Bedi through their X (Formerly known as Twitter) page.

Check out their reactions below:

Indian sports minister Anurag Thakur shared a video saying, ” This is a huge loss for Indian cricket.”

Indian Home Minister Amit Shah also gave his reaction by saying that Mr Bedi will live through his memories and contribution to Indian cricket.

Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina also sent his condolences to Bishan Singh Bedi sir’s family through his post.