Bishan Singh Bedi passed away after being unwell for a long time


Bishan Singh Bedi was the godfather of North Indian cricket says his close mate Madan Lal.

Former cricketers on Bishan Singh Bedi 

“I have been calling him everyday for a long time to inquire about his well being. I got a bit late in calling him today and never knew I would never be able to hear his voice again. His passing away is a huge loss and I am going to miss him dearly. So many memories with him. Go well, Bishan” .Bishan Singh Bedi’s close friend Madan Lal said in an emotional tone.

“Thereafter, there was no looking back for Bishan. He had impressed the selectors and became a regular bowler of the Indian team for the next decade,” said former Punjab Ranji Trophy cricketer Ashok Khanna, Bedi’s childhood friend.

“I was inducted in State Bank of India in 1966. Till that time he had not made his India debut. So, he was worried about his professional life. He kept asking me the route to get a job in SBI. Next year, he joins SBI as a probationary officer in the bank. And was stationed at New Delhi,”. Another close cricketer friend from Amritsar, Tilak Raj Gupta, said.

“He is North India’s cricket godfather. Bishan Singh Bedi contributed a lot to Punjab and Delhi cricket. He never minced words too. He called a spade a spade,”. Lal said

Furthermore, the whole Punjab cricket community felt sad for his demise.

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