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Soha Ali Khan shares an old picture of Bishan Singh Bedi with Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi; says 'RIP Bishan uncle'

In the old photograph, the legendary duo, Bishan Singh Bedi and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi can be seen on the cricket ground, playing for the country.

Soha Ali Khan shares an old picture of Bishan Singh Bedi with Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi; says 'RIP Bishan uncle'
Bishan Singh Bedi with Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Last Updated: 05.12 PM, Oct 24, 2023


On Monday, the legendary spinner and former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi passed away at the age of 77. Bedi had deteriorating health over the past two years, and during that time, he underwent multiple surgeries, including a knee operation about a month ago. 

A lot of celebrities took to their social media account to pay their respect to the late cricketer and now actress Soha Ali Khan dug up an old photo of her late father, former India Captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, and the great spinner in memory of Bishan Singh Bedi. The legendary duo can be seen playing for the nation in the old photograph. "RIP Bishan uncle. Somewhere over the rainbow," Soha captioned the picture. 

Soha Ali Khan's Instagram story
Soha Ali Khan's Instagram story

Bishan Singh Bedi's career

One of India's most renowned cricketers, Bedi played in 67 Test matches throughout a 12-year career from 1967 to 1979. The most deadly spin bowling four in Indian cricket history, which included Bedi, Erapalli Prasanna, BS Chandrasekhar, and S. Venkataraghavan, revolutionized the sport around the world.

In addition to leading India in 22 Test matches and participating in India's first-ever ODI against East Africa in 1975, Bedi, who won the Padma Shri award in 1970, bowled 12 overs in which he struck eight maidens, gave six runs, and claimed one wicket. Bedi is widely considered the game's greatest left-arm spinner.

Following Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi as captain of the Indian team in 1976, Bedi was named to the position. His first victory as captain came in the third Test of the grueling West Indies series in 1976 in Port-of-Spain, where India led a record-breaking fourth-innings total of 406 that cemented their place in history. India's domination continued after this overwhelming victory, which led to a home series victory over New Zealand by a score of 2-0.

After retiring, he worked as a national selector and manager for a short time. He received various honors for his illustrious cricket career, including the coveted Padma Shri in 1970 and the BCCI's CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.

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