Bishan Singh Bedi recovering after multiple operations

New Delhi: Former India captain and legendary left-arm spinner Bishan Singh Bedi is recovering well after undergoing an operation to remove brain clotting here a few days ago. He could be shifted to a room in the hospital in a day or two from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Bedi, 74, has not been keeping well for some time. First he slipped and twisted his ankle at his Delhi residence followed by other illnesses.

“He has had multiple illnesses and operations as well. He also underwent a successful heart bypass surgery. And then he had to undergo an operation to remove blood clotting in his brain. But he is well on the road to recovery and could be shifted out of the ICU and into a room at a prominent hospital in Delhi,” the media reported.

In 67 Tests, the illustrious spinner bagged 266 wickets with his flight and guile. And in 10 one-day internationals, he captured seven wickets. His international career lasted more than 12 years, between 1966 and 1979.

In the domestic circuit, Bedi represented Northern Punjab, Delhi, and Northamptonshire in the English county competition. He began his first-class career with Northern Punjab in 1962 and shifted to Delhi in 1968.

After retirement, Bedi, who always calls a spade a spade, also served as a national selector.

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