As India broke a long-standing World Cup jinx against South Africa here on Sunday, appreciation and congratulatory messages poured in from the cricket fraternity which hailed the team's "terrific" all-round performance in front of a packed MCG.
Erapalli Prasanna feels it would be tough for India to progress beyond the Cricket World Cup quarterfinals with the bowling line-up they possess, adding that the lack of a leg-spinner in the squad will make the going only tougher for the defending champions.
With little over a week to go for the cricket World Cup, spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi feels India are addressing their injury concerns too late in the day and the defending champions have still not identified their core team.
Proud of seeing Jammu and Kashimir cricket getting noticed after its historic win the Ranji Trophy opener against Mumbai, former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi said that the side boasts of many talented players and singled out Perveez Rasool for a World Cup berth.
Not exactly a fan of exuberant celebrations on the cricket field, former Indian captain Bishan Singh Bedi on Wednesday said the players' display of emotion and enthusiasm these days is mostly for the cameras and cannot be considered gentlemanly.
India's not-so-good record Down Under might not place them as favourites to win the 2015 World Cup but former captains Bishan Singh Bedi and Dilip Vengsarkar have strong hopes of the Men in Blue defending the crown.
Taking at dig at Indian Cricket Board's president-in-exile N Srinivasan, spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi on Tuesday said it was a mystery to see the BCCI, which was born in Delhi and flourished at the Eden Gardens here, being hijacked by Tamil Nadu.
Under scanner left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha on Sunday found a surprise visitor in legendary Bishan Singh Bedi, who dropped in at the Feroz Shah Kotla on the final day of the Duleep Trophy final to have an interactive session with him and three others.
First cricketer that comes to mind when we talk about chucking is the legendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, who remained in news throughout his career, either for his superlative performances with the ball or for his controversial bowling action.
Former India captain will begin a new innings as cricket administrator when he`s elected uncontested for the post of joint-secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) at its 83rd AGM here on Sunday.
Furious at the recent incident of India`s Sikh basketball players being asked to remove turbans at the Asia Cup in China, former cricket captain Bishan Singh Bedi today said the cagers should have walked out of the match instead of complying with the diktat.
Furious at the recent incident of India`s Sikh basketball players being asked to remove turbans at the Asia Cup in China, former cricket captain Bishan Singh Bedi on Saturday said the cagers should have walked out of the match instead of complying with the diktat.
Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi heaped praise on seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who achieved his best bowling performance in Tests Saturday, saying that the Meerut-born youngster is "my kind of cricketer".
West Bengal Sports Minister Madan Mitra Thursday batted for former India captain Sourav Ganguly to take over as the country`s cricket board chief, hours after the Supreme Court proposed cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar as its interim president replacing incumbent N. Srinivasan.
Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi said ex-board chief Shashank Manhohar should take over as the interim president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), replacing incumbent Narayanaswami Srinivasan.
Claiming that all sports bodies including IOA are in "doldrums" and "controlled by businessmen and politicians", Congress leader Digvijay Singh today made a strong pitch for only sportspersons having represented their states being their members.
BCCI vice-president Sneh Bansal is favourite to win presidential elections against former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi as they square off in the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) contest, scheduled on Monday.