Bishen Singh Bedi

  • IPL main cause of India's disgusting show: Bishen Singh Bedi August 18, 2014

    Baffled by the meek surrender in England, former India skipper and left-arm spinner Bishen Singh Bedi says the Indian Premier League (IPL) is the main culprit behind the Test embarrassment India have suffered. A fierce critic of the IPL, spin-bowling great Bedi minced no words summarising India's shameful performance, saying...
  • Ashwin should be part of playing XI: Bishen Singh Bedi July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Impressed by India's brilliant showing at Lord's, spin legend Bishen Singh Bedi feels the only trick the team has missed so far in England is not playing Ravichandran Ashwin. "Ideally, Ashwin should have played in the both the games. Again it's not Stuart Binny's fault that he's been thrust...
  • Srinivasan under pressure as former players, BCCI VPs ask him to resign March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Pressure on Tuesday mounted on N Srinivasan to quit as Board of Control for Cricket in India president with former cricketers and administrators asking him to respect the Supreme Court observation that he should step down for a fair probe into the Indian Premier League fixing scandal. After going...
  • Shy Sachin Tendulkar wouldn't have enjoyed captaincy: Bedi November 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Former India captain Bishen Singh Bedi on Tuesday paid rich tributes to Sachin Tendulkar and termed the retiring batting great as "a messenger of God". "Tendulkar is a messenger of God, who was sent to show how to play the game," Bedi said. Stating that Tendulkar's retirement would leave a big...
  • Tendulkar should start scoring runs again: Bedi July 26, 2013

    Kolkata: Former India captain Bishen Singh Bedi on Friday took an indirect dig at Sachin Tendulkar's prolonged lean patch, saying it was high time for him to start scoring runs again. "It's high time that he (Tendulkar) should get back to runs to get people's respect," said the legendary left-arm...
  • A tribute book on late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi launched January 16, 2013

    Pataudi: Nawab of Cricket, a compilation of tributes on the late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, was launched in New Delhi on Tuesday. ...
  • J&K cricket divide: JKCA treasurer submits resignation November 30, 2012

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) treasurer Manzoor Wazir on Friday submitted his resignation citing failure to defuse the crisis engulfing the state team. Recently, state team players from Kashmir had levelled charges of regional bias against coach Bishen Singh Bedi and accused him of preferring Jammu players over...
  • Regional bias allegations mar J&K cricket team November 27, 2012

    Srinagar: In what seems to be the beginning of yet another Kashmir versus Jammu row, over 12 cricket players from Kashmir valley, including the state team captain Samiullah Beigh, have boycotted matches citing regional bias at the hands of the selectors and coach Bishen Singh Bedi. The players from Kashmir alleged...
  • Remembering Ramesh Saxena, a batting wizard August 18, 2012

    Indian cricket is an enigma. While many cricketers have got extended runs despite a string of unremarkable performances, some unfortunate cricketers didn't get adequate opportunities to exhibit their class due to selection intrigues. One such cricketer was the late Ramesh Saxena, a former Test cricketer who only played only one...
  • Cricket and politics should not be mixed: Bedi July 19, 2012

    Srinagar: Former India captain Bishen Singh Bedi on Thursday extended his support to the revival of Indo-Pak cricketing ties, saying the sport should not be mixed with politics. "We are living in free India, there are those who oppose, but I am of the view that there should be matches between...
  • Juhu rave party: Designer, cricketer's son seek bail June 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Fashion designer Rocky S and Angad Bedi, son of former cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi, on Tuesday sought anticipatory bail in the special NDPS court here in a case of allegedly consuming drugs at a rave party. The special NDPS court had on Monday given protection from arrest to two accused...
  • Rave party: Actor among 44 test positive for drugs June 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Film actors, son of former cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi, a fashion designer and DJs were among the 44 people who tested positive for drugs consumed at a high-profile rave party at a posh hotel in Juhu last month, police said on Saturday. Actors Apurva Agnihotri, Anshuman Jha, Parth Sharma, Amit...
  • ICC dismisses India-Pak match-fixing claims March 13, 2012

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Monday dismissed a claim in a British newspaper that Indian bookmakers were fixing the results of English County games and overseas fixtures, and that they were using a Bollywood actress as a honeytrap to recruit players from countries. The chief executive of the sport's world...
  • Bedi backs Dravid, Laxman and slams critics January 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Livid with "hindsight critics" who are calling for Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman's head after India's 0-4 Test hammering in Australia, former skipper Bishen Singh Bedi on Saturday said the "once-in-a-generation players" deserved to be respected. "Please show some respect to the players who have served the country for...
  • Kapil Dev to man traffic signal in Delhi March 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Former cricketer Kapil Dev will on Tuesday man a traffic signal in south Delhi as part of a road safety awareness programme organised by Delhi Police. The 1983 World Cup winning team captain will man the traffic at Aurobindo Chowk on Tuesday morning for an hour, said Satyendra...
  • IPL auction was like cattle sale: Bishan Singh Bedi March 16, 2008

    New Delhi: A traditionalist to the core, India's spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi has taken a humorous swipe at the Indian Premier League. "We will watch cricketers do a jig from April 18. That's Twenty20 cricket for you," Bedi said. "When Kerry Packer introduced colour dresses, it was called pyjama cricket. People...