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World Cup 2023: Australia and Netherlands players observe a minute silence in honour of Bishan Singh Bedi

In Match 24 of the ODI World Cup 2023, Australia are facing off against the Netherlands at Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, the Pat Cummins-led Australian side, along with their Dutch counterparts, observed a moment of silence in honour of the late Bishan Singh Bedi.

Australia and Netherlands cricket teams take a moment to commemorate Bishan Singh Bedi.

As the two teams gathered on the field for their respective national anthems, they united in a solemn gesture of remembrance for the former India captain and left-arm spinner, Bedi. During this poignant moment, the massive electronic scoreboard within the Arun Jaitley Stadium displayed a black and white image of the legendary spinner.

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Bedi’s cricketing legacy

Bedi’s illustrious cricketing journey spanned 67 Test matches, from 1967 to 1979, during which he showcased his remarkable skills and claimed a total of 266 wickets. His impact extended beyond Test cricket, as he also graced the One-Day Internationals arena, where he contributed seven wickets.

A tribute to a cricketing icon

The legendary spinner, Bedi, passed away at the age of 77 on Monday (October 23) leaving the cricketing community in a somber mood. The tribute paid by the teams and the moment of silence observed on the field emphasized Bedi’s lasting influence on the game and the deep respect he commanded throughout his cricketing career. It was a touching and poignant way to remember and honour a true cricket legend.

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