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Bishan Singh Bedi (Former Indian Cricketer) Wife, Records, Controversies, Age, Coach, Weight, Height and More


Bishan Singh Bedi a player who comes with the spin quartet in the dominating era of fast bowling and was a part of a famous spin quartet of India among B.S Chandrasekhar, E.A.S Prasanna, and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan. And started his cricket career at the age of 15years as he was picked by the state team of Northern Punjab.

He took more wickets from any other Indian players in the First-Class cricket with 1560 wickets. Later he became the captain of Indian National side in the year 1976.


Name: Bishan Singh Bedi

Nickname: Bishu 

Role: Bowler 

Cricket Career

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International Debut

Test: vs West Indies at Eden Garden, Dec 31, 1966

ODI: vs England at Headingley, Ju 13, 1974

T20I: NA

Career Turning Point: When he took 21 wickets while playing against Australia in a Test series where he had his best test figure of 7/98 at Kolkata. 

Jersey Number: NA

Major Teams: India, Delhi, Northamptonshire, Northern Punjab


  • In 1975 world Bedi was the only one who holds the world record of most economical bowling figures in a 60 over ODI match, he completed it in 12 overs with 12-8-6-1 against East Africa at Headingley.
  • Under his captaincy in 1976, India won against West Indies and recorded 406 runs in fourth innings.

Wife and Children

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Marital Status: Married 

Affairs/Girlfriends: NA

Wife: Anju Inderjit Bedi

Marriage Date: NA

Children: Neha (Daughter ), Angad Singh Bedi (Son)  


He alleged for using the vaseline by England bowler John Lever in the year 1976-77 in the third at Madras, but later it was proved within the rules.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5ft 6in

Weight (approx.): 80kg

Eye Colour: Dark Brown 

Hair Colour: Grey 

Personal Life

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Date of Birth: 25th September 1946

Age (as of May 2019): 72 Years

Birth Place: Amritsar, Punjab India 

Nationality: Indian 

Zodiac sign/Sun sign:  Libra 

School: NA

College: NA 

Educational Qualifications: NA

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Father: NA 

Mother: NA

Sister: NA

Brother: NA

Coach/Mentor: NAi 

Religion: Punjabi 

Address: Amritsar, Punjab India 


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Hobbies: NA

Cricketers: NA

Lesser Known Facts

  • His son Angad Bedi played cricket and now he is in modeling and acting.
  • He captained India in 22 Test matches.
  • Also, he coached in 1990 where India played very bad.
  • He played 67 tests and picked 266 wickets.
  • He retired from the cricket in 1979.


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