BS Bedi is considered one of the finest slow left arm bowlers to have ever graced a cricket field. Al though most of us here on teencricketforums.com haven't had the fortune of watching him spin his magic on bamboozled batsmen, we now get the chance to listen to his no hold barred analysis which are entertaining to say the least..
All you need is to sit back and enjoy
Remember Ian Chappell rating Harmeet as good as Bedi? Well, here is Mr. Bedi's response :
Bedi was critical of Chappell’s praise as he felt it put undue pressure on a bowler with the experience of just three first-class matches. "I read his [Chappell’s] column and listened to his comments about Harmeet Singh during the U-19 World Cup. I laughed uproariously about his remarks about Harmeet. Let me say two things - Harmeet is undoubtedly very talented and a huge prospect for the future but let him first play and perform in first-class cricket and international cricket. Why distract the kid and put burden on him right away? There's a massive gulf between U-19 cricket and first-class cricket and further between first-class cricket and international cricket," he said.
"My second point is, why do we take foreigners so seriously? I have a lot of admiration for Ian Chappell and his cricketing acumen but I couldn't understand why the media is making a huge brouhaha about Chappell's comments? Do we need Chappell to certify the talent of our cricketers? Before few days no one knew about Harmeet and after Chappell's remarks, media and people are going berserk. Chappell is no God-send."
Bedi, 65, felt that Harmeet was a talent to watch out for but cautioned of the difficult road ahead. “He's definitely very talented. He has lovely flight and beautiful action. But there have been many talented spinners before him," said Bedi. "How he graduates to the next well and adds more variety to his repertoire will determine his longevity and success. They key is not to be distracted with money, fame and other external factors, and keep working diligently. It is easier said than done, though."
The former India captain was also ready for advice, should Harmeet approach him. "I watched him closely and there are few points which I've noted about his bowling. If he comes to me, I'll tell him some key areas where he needs to work on. There are few changes he could make to become a better bowler and these are the changes which could be easily made at this stage so that they would not hassle him in the future."