Navjot Singh Sidhu
Navjot Singh Sidhu is ex- Indian cricket batsman. Subsequent to leaving from cricket Navjot Singh Sidhu took up television commentary and politics.
BiographyHe was born in Patiala, in the malwa area of Punjab. Sidhu was nominated to the Lok Sabha as the element from Amritsar in 2004 on a Bharatiya Janata Party tag; he later on reconciled, subsequent his fervor for liable slaughter. After the Supreme Court stayed his conviction, he lucratively challenged the Amritsar Lok Sabha accommodate, conquering his Congress foe, State Finance Minister Surinder Singla, by 77,626 ballots.
Navjot Singh Sidhu had a capricious profession as a cricketer from 1983 to 1999. He made a monotonous international first appearance in opposition to the West Indies at Ahmedabad in 1983 getting just 19 runs in his first appearance Test competition. He was given one more opportunity in that sequence but failed yet again. He was elected for the 1987 Cricket World Cup in India achieving 73 on his One Day International first appearance in a losing endeavor in opposition to Australia. He achieved 50s in 4 of the 5 World Cup 1987 matches in which he slugged, failing in the semifinal in opposition to England. His first ODI century came in opposition to Pakistan in Sharjah in 1989 whereas his 134 in opposition to England at Gwalior in 1993 was his highest ODI gain and the innings which he called his greatest when he gave up work in 1999.
He achieved more than 500 Test runs in a year thrice (1993, 1994 and 1997). His only Test double century came for the period of India's 1997 trip of West Indies. In 1994, he attained 885 ODI runs.
Sidhu's premium jiffy in Tests was his 201 in opposition to West Indies in 1996-97, a rebellious beat lasting 11 hours. Famous for his affinity to harass spinners, he splintered eight sixes in 124 in opposition to Sri Lanka in 1993-94, and four fifties in five innings in opposition to the Australians in 1997-98, consciously singling out Shane Warne.
He publicized his sequestration from all types of cricket in December 1999. He participated over 50 Test games and over 100 ODIs attaining over 7,000 worldwide runs. He has 27 centuries to his tribute in an 18-year career.
Some of the pet names he earned were "Sixer Sidhu" for his fertile batting acts and "Jonty Singh" with high opinion to his enhanced fielding in his tardy career, Jonty Rhodes being the greatest fielder at that occasion.
Commentator and Television CareerSidhu started his profession as a commentator for NIMBUS when India visited Sri Lanka in 2001. He on the other hand became a commentator with ESPN Star Sports.
After he was discharged from ESPN-Star for profanities on air, he worked for Ten Sports. He also repeatedly emerges as a "cricket market analyst" on diverse Indian news channels.
He also figured as a judge on the television programme - "The immense Indian Laughter Challenge." He also materialized in other related programmes as "Funjabi Chak De."
Cyrus Sahukar hosts a curriculum on MTV "Piddhu the Great" where he is cloaked as Piddhu, a mirror image of Sidhu.
The wisecracks in the program, comparable to Sidhuisms, are entitled "Pidhuisms."
PoliticsSidhu won on a Bharatiya Janata Party tag from the Amritsar place in the Indian universal elections, 2004. Subsequent to resigning owing to a court case alongside him, he stood another time after the ruling was stayed. He won a by-election with a superior majority. In the 2009 common elections, he kept the Amritsar place conquering Om Prakash Soni of INC by 6858 elections.
Conviction for HomicideIn December 2006, Sidhu was establishing culpable and vindicated to a three-year prison period for guilty shooting subsequent a road fume confrontation. Sidhu had supposedly battered a man in 1988 over a paltry wrangle over parking trucks in Patiala. The fatality, a 65-year old man named Gurnam Singh, consequently yielded to the grievance that was wreaked on him. Sidhu acquiescent as a Member of Parliament following the court decision and in January 2007 plea to the Supreme Court. The Court stayed his certainty and verdict permitting him to challenge and win the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat in February 2007.
FilmsHe came into sight as a cricket critic in the Bollywood film Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. He also starred in a Punjabi movie Mera Pind alongside with Harbhajan Mann.
Nickname Sixer Sidhu, Sheri
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
International informationNational side India
Test debut (cap 166) 12 November 1983 v West Indies
Last Test 6 January 1999 v New Zealand ODI
Debut (cap 61) 9 October 1987 v Australia
Last ODI 20 September 1998 v Pakistan
Domestic team information