Navjot Singh Sidhu
He 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.
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.
Commentator and Television Career
Sidhu 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."
Sidhu 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 Homicide
In 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.
He 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
National side India
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