Navjot Singh Sidhu Wiki

Navjot Singh Sidhu is former Indian cricketer. He is popularly called as Sidhu. He had his career as a cricketer from 1983 to 1999. He announced his retirement from cricket in December 1999. He played over 50 Test matches and over 100 ODIs scoring over 7,000 international runs. He has 27 centuries to his credit in an 18-year career. After retirement, he took up television commentary, and re-started his career as a commentator for Nimbus sport when India toured Sri Lanka in 2001. Later he became a commentator with ESPN Star Sports. As a commentator, Sidhu was noted for his one-liners, which came to be known as "Sidhuisms" and regularly appears as a "cricket analyst" on various Indian news channels. He also figured as a judge on the television programme - "The Great Indian Laughter Challenge". He also appeared in other similar programmes like "Funjabi Chak De". Navjot Singh Sidhu entered into politics & won on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket from the Amritsar seat in the Indian general elections, 2004. He was later forced to resign from his political position because he was convicted of homicide, but he won the by-election for his seat once he was cleared of the charges. He is a contestant in Bigg Boss 6 and was the first contestant to enter the house, 2012.

Biography

Navjot Singh Sidhu was born on 20 October 1963 in Patiala, in state of Punjab, Indian. He has done his education in Mohindra College, Panjab University, Chandigarh. He is the former Indian cricket batsman. After his retirement in 1999, he took up television commentary, political career and films. Later he became a commentator with ESPN Star Sports. He also figured as a judge on the television programme - "The Great Indian Laughter Challenge" and "Funjabi Chak De." He was elected to the Lok Sabha as the member from Amritsar in 2004 on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket. He later resigned, following his conviction. He is a vegetarian. Sidhu made a special appearance in the film Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. He has acted in a Punjabi movie Mera Pind, where he played the role of a NRI.

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Personal Profile

Name : Navjot Singh Sidhu
Nickname : Jonty Singh, Sixer Sidhu
Birthday/Date of Birth : 20 October 1963
Age : 50 years
Height : 5'11" approx.
Birthplace : Patiala, Punjab, India
Marital Status : Married
Wife : Navjot Kaur
Nationality : Indian
Occupation : Former Cricketer, TV commentator.

Cricket Career

Navjot Singh Sidhu was a very good opening batsman as well as a very good attacking batsman of spin bowling. His made his debut in Test cricket against the West Indies at Ahmedabad during 1983-84. But he was dropped after playing only two Tests. He made a sensational comeback in the Reliance World Cup in 1987, on Test side as a transformed batsman. He celebrated his return by scoring a century in the first Test against New Zealand at Bangalore. He did well in Pakistan in 1989, in New Zealand and in England in 1990 before temporarily losing his place in the team. But he forced his way back again during the 1993 England tour of India. In the 1996 tour of England, following a misunderstanding with the captain Azharuddin, he deserted the team and returned home. During the fag end of his career, Sidhu scored a double century against the West Indies in 1997. He retired from cricket in 1999.

Politial Career

Sidhu won on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket from the Amritsar seat in the Indian general elections, 2004. After resigning due to a court case against him, he stood again after the ruling was stayed. He won a by-election with a good majority. In the 2009 general elections, he kept the Amritsar seat defeating Om Prakash Soni of INC by 6858 votes.

Family

Navjot Singh Sidhu was born in the family of Sardar Bhagwant Singh Sidhu of Patiala. Sardar Bhagwant Singh was a decent cricket player and wanted to see his son Navjot as a top-class cricketer. He is married to Navjot Kaur Sidhu a doctor and a member of Punjab Legislative Assembly. The couple has a daughter named Rabia who was in lime light last year. She is a very stylish personality, who is a student of class 11 aims to be a fashion designer. They also have a son named Karan.

Navjot Singh Sidhu Hindi Shayari

Navjot Singh Sidhu is very good at hindi shayari and one liners in hindi. His quotes are very inspiring and motivational. Apart from this is also an amazing actor and this acting skill helped him to be the contestant of Big Boss 6. He is famous for his talking style. He is a contestant in Bigg Boss 6 and was the first contestant to enter the house, 2012 and was welcomed with the Bhangra-pop singer Daler Mehndi.

Television Career

After retirement, Navjot Singh Sidhu took up television commentary and re-started his career as a commentator for Nimbus sport when India toured Sri Lanka in 2001. Later became a commentator with ESPN Star Sports. As a commentator, Sidhu was noted for his one-liners, which came to be known as "Sidhuisms" and regularly appears as a "cricket analyst" on various Indian news channels. He also figured as a judge on the television programme - "The Great Indian Laughter Challenge". He also appeared in other similar programmes as "Funjabi Chak De."

Navjot Singh Sidhu Big Boss 6

Bigg Boss 6 was the sixth season of the Indian reality TV show Bigg Boss, which is telecast on the TV channel Colors. Salman Khan, who was the host of the previous two seasons, returned as the host for the show. The famous cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu was one of the contestants of the house. The series was won by soap actress Urvashi Dholakia on 12 January 2013. Imam Siddiqui was the first runner up while Sana Khan and Niketan Madhok were second and third runner-ups respectively.

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