Chuckers need to be banned - Bedi

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Former India skipper Bishan Singh Bedi on Saturday said that cricket could be made chucking-free by banning the guilty bowlers, who were acting as role models for the youngsters. 

"I think every team has at least 2-3 chuckers. It makes me sick to see somebody bowling a dart ball at 90 kmphs per hour and running around the ground in celebration," Bedi said during a cricketing discussion after delivering the second Dilip Sardesai Memorial Lecture here today. 

The outspoken member of the famed Indian spin quartet was obviously referring to the likes of Sri Lanka's world record setting off spinner Muthiah Muralitharan. 

"(Upcoming) Spinners have some role models. If you get rid of these, you'll get a clean action," he said. 

"Why can't we have bowlers like Anil Kumble or Shane Warne? I've never seen better than S Venkatraghavan or Erapalli Prasanna," he added. 

Bedi said he was concerned that while India had banned 132 spinners for chucking in domestic cricket, he had heard about no such steps from countries like Australia, and South Africa. 

"We need to take collective responsibility to eradicate the ills of the game," he added. 

Commenting on the Indian spin-attack, Bedi said he felt that flamboyant opening batsman Virender Sehwag, was the best off-spinner in the national squad.

Source: TOI

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Shame on you Bedi for

Shame on you Bedi for chanting the same thing as Aussies from years. Before pointing fingers at others he has to see how good a cricketer he was.

I'd like to post these interesting facts about (this so called great bolwer) Mr. Bedi.

# In the 3rd Test of the 1976 series against the West Indies, the West Indies opted for an aggressive four-man fast bowler attack for the 4th Test. Bedi objected to their intimidatory tactics and declared the Indian first innings closed early after two players were forced to retire hurt. Subsequently, five players were absent hurt in the second innings of the match.

Bedi weren't you scared of getting one hit on your fat head ??

# In England's tour of India in 1976–77 he accused John Lever of using Vaseline to illegally polish the ball in the Third Test at Madras. Lever wore Vaseline strips on his forehead to keep the sweat out of his eyes, but was subsequently cleared of any wrong-doing.

# In November 1978, he became the first captain to concede an international cricket match. In a One Day International against Pakistan at Sahiwal, India, with 8 wickets in hand, only required 23 runs from 14 balls. Bedi, however, recalled the batsmen from the crease and conceded the match in protest at the bowling of Sarfraz Nawaz who had bowled 4 bouncers in succession with not one being called wide by the umpires.

He has accused Murali so many times before of chucking, I'd like to see his records as an international cricketer before pointing out finger at unarguably Worlds best bowler ever.

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when the people getting wery old there mental situations are very weak. bishen also a victim of mentaly efected disiese (pissu). we all have to ignore this pissa. when the dogs barks huge mountains wont vanish.

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Bedi is a clown

Had Murali been an Indian bowler, either of the two things would have happened:

1. Bedi would have protected him and made comments in favor of Murali; or
2. Huge protests would have erupted in front of his house and his effigy burnt, and Bedi would have tendered a public apology to Murali.

Shame on Indians, they cant take it when a Sri Lankan or Pakistani is celebrated as "world-class" bowlers, but they wag their tails behind Aussies, but no Aussie would suck into an Indian like this Sardarji.

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Bedi who? The author too has

Bedi who?

The author too has made a wild assumption. Maybe Bedi was referring to Harbhajan and Ojha?

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Bedi or Beti.I think his

Bedi or Beti.I think his mouth full of beti.

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bedi talk always senseless.

Padhman Jayatilleke (not verified)

Don't worry about this senseless idiot. he is talking for money.

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chucking master

this same man should have been banned very long time ago. he was a great chucker during his time.

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Ghar Ka Bedi Lanka Dhaye!

Mr. Bedi & his Spinning Tongue.

No One Chucks out more Malice than Mr. Bedi's Big Mouth.

Mr. Bedi appeared for International Umpires Test conducted by ICC a few Years back, and guess what, he Failed Miserably.

A job where he remains mum & cannot talk senselessly is not his forte.

(Last edited by ShaiL on July 6, 2010 - 06:01)
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Greatest Ever "MURALI"

Retiring Murali is the greatest ever, says Prasanna

India’s spin legend E.A.S. Prasanna on Tuesday hailed Sri Lankan record-breaking offie Muttiah Muralitharan as the greatest ever. “He’s the best I’ve seen and by a long mile. What he has accomplished despite bearing the brunt of so many controversies is incredible,” Prasanna told this newspaper.

THIS IS A GREAT ANSWER TO GROPING "BEDI"(tennis ball cricketer)

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