Bishen Singh Bedi
Bishen Singh Bedi was regarded as the greatest left-arm spinner in the history of the game. Bedi was the first Indian to capture 200 Test wickets. He was the most successful member of the quartet of slow bowlers that took India from strength to strength in the 70s.
He captained India in 22 Tests, winning six. He captured 266 Test wickets from 67 Tests at an average of 28.71. It was an Indian record until Kapil Dev surpassed it in 1985-86.
After his retirement in 1981-82, he had stints as manager and coach of the Indian team. Bishen Singh Bedi was born on September 25, 1946 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. His son Angad Bedi played for Delhi in the Domestic circuit.
The major teams that Bishan Singh Bedi represented are India, Northamptonshire, Delhi and Northern Punjab. In domestic cricket, Bedi played for Northern Punjab and captured a record 64 wickets. In County cricket, Bedi played for Northamptonshire in England for many years. He captured record 1560 wickets in the first-class cricket.
He made his International Test debut on 31 December 1966, in a 5-day match against West Indies at Eden Gardens, Calcutta. He captured two wickets in the match. He made his ODI debut on 13 July, 1974 against England at Headingley, Leeds. He captured two wickets of K.W.R. Fletcher and A.W. Greig.