Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan condoled the demise of former India captain and spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi.
“Deep saddened to hear about the passing away of Bishan Singh Bedi. The former Indian Test captain was one of the greatest spinners who brought sporting glory with his spin wizardry. My condolences to the bereaved family and prayers for the departed soul,” said Patnaik in a twitter (X) post.
Union Minister Pradhan too expressed his grief over the demise of Bedi.
“Saddened to learn about the passing away of cricketing legend Bishan Singh Bedi. An exceptional sportsman and one of the greats of the game of cricket, Bishan Singh Ji leaves behind a lasting legacy. My sincerest condolences to his family, friends and admirers,” Pradhan wrote in a twitter post.
Bedi, considered as one of the greatest left-arm spinners of all time, passed away today at the age of 77.
Bedi represented India in 67 Tests and 10 ODIs between 1967 and 1979. At the time of his retirement, he was the country’s leading wicket-taker in Tests (266).
Along with Bhagwath Chandrasekhar, Erapalli Prasanna and Srinivas Venkataraghavan, Bedi formed India’s famed spin quartet that dominated in the sixties and seventies.