Unfair to judge Indian players so early, says Bishan Singh Bedi

Bishan Singh Bedi was not happy with the curtailed bilateral series against South Africa and said it should have been planned better as the players didn't get enough time to prepare and acclimatise to the conditions.

updated: December 18, 2013 02:11 IST
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New Delhi: Former skipper Bishan Singh Bedi believes it will be "testing times" for the India cricket team in South Africa but said it would be "unfair" to judge the young outfit so early. (Read: Indian batsmen will face a tough task, says Graeme Smith)

The Indian team started their bilateral series against South Africa with a thumping 2-0 win in the ODI series and Bedi said this tour will test the faith and determination of the players. (Read: Time to move on from Sachin era, says MS Dhoni)

"Playing in South Africa is different then playing for an IPL team. It is testing times for India in South Africa but they can make it," Bedi said on the sidelines of a TERI program, where Nobel Laureate RK Pachauri, TERI director-general, was felicitated for taking 600 wickets in corporate cricket. (Read: India should play an extra batsman, says Sunil Gavaskar)

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