Navjot Singh Sidhu
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|Navjot Singh Sidhu|
|Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Archives and Museums, Government of Punjab|
|Assumed office |
16 March 2017
|Member of the Legislative Assembly|
|Assumed office |
12 March 2017
|Preceded by||Navjot Kaur Sidhu|
|Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Nominated|
25 April 2016 – 18 July 2016
|Preceded by||Ashok Sekhar Ganguly|
|Succeeded by||Roopa Ganguly|
|Member of Parliament|
|Preceded by||Raghunandan Lal Bhatia|
|Succeeded by||Amarinder Singh|
|Born||20 October 1963|
Patiala, Punjab, India
|Political party||Indian National Congress (2017–present)|
|Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Spouse(s)||Navjot Kaur Sidhu|
|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|
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 1 January 2009
Navjot Singh Sidhu (born 20 October 1963) is an Indian politician, television personality and former cricketer. He currently serves as the Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, and Museums of the State of Punjab.
As a professional cricketer, Sidhu had a career spanning over 19 years after his first-class debut in 1981–82. After losing his place in the national team after his international debut in 1983–84, he returned to score four half-centuries in the 1987 World Cup. Playing mostly as a top-order batsman, he went on to play in 51 Tests and 136 One Day Internationals for the country. He came to be known for his six-hitting ability and earned the sobriquet 'Sixer Sidhu'. After retirement, he turned to commentary and television, most notably as a judge of comedy shows, and as a permanent guest in Comedy Nights with Kapil (2013–15) and later The Kapil Sharma Show (2016–17). He was a contestant in the reality television show Bigg Boss (2012) and was seen in the show Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa.
Sidhu joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2004 and contested the general election from Amritsar. He won the election and held the seat till 2014 winning also the next election. He was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2016 from Punjab before he resigned from the position the same year and quitting the party. In 2017, he joined the Indian National Congress and was elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly from Amritsar East.
- 1 Early life & biography
- 2 Cricketing career
- 3 Commentator and television career
- 4 Politics
- 5 Conviction for homicide
- 6 Other controversies
- 7 Screen appearances
- 8 International centuries
- 9 International awards
- 10 Career best performances
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Early life & biography
Sidhu was born in a Sikh Jat family in Patiala, in the Indian state of Punjab. His father, Sardar Bhagwant Singh was a decent cricket player and wanted to see his son Navjot as a top-class cricketer. Sidhu is an alumnus of Yadavindra Public School, Patiala. He studied in Mumbai at HR College of Commerce and Economics. Sidhu 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. After the Supreme Court stayed his conviction, he successfully contested the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, defeating his Congress rival, State Finance Minister Surinder Singla, by 77,626 votes. He is also the present president of World Jat Aryan Foundation. He is a vegetarian.
Failure on debut and success at World Cup (1987)
Sidhu made his first-class debut in November 1981 playing for Punjab against Services in Amritsar. Opening the innings, he made 51 before he was run out, as his team won the match by an innings. He was called up to the Indian Test team in November 1983 after he scored a century (122) for the North Zone playing against the touring West Indies team the previous month. He was drafted to the Test team as a replacement to an injured Dilip Vengsarkar for the Third Test in Ahmedabad. He scored 20 runs in 90 minutes before he was booed out of the ground upon dismissal. After another modest score in the final Test in Madras, he was dropped from the team.
Sidhu was recalled to the national team only four years later, for the World Cup. Making his One Day International (ODI) debut against Australia in the first of the group stage games, he made a 79-ball 73, an innings that included five sixes and four fours. India went on to lose the match by a run. After the game, Australia's captain Allan Border had remarked: "When the bloke hits the ball, it stays hit." In India's next game, against New Zealand, Sidhu scored a match-winning knock of 75, hitting four sixes and fours each, helping his team record its first win against them in World Cups. Sidhu scored two more successive fifties, against Australia and Zimbabwe (51 and 55 respectively), and in the process, became the first player to record four successive half-centuries on debut in ODIs. He carried his fine form into the Asia Cup the following year helping his team regain the trophy. He scored a half-century in the opening match against hosts Bangladesh before making another in the final (76 off 87 balls), receiving man of the match awards for both performances. He finished the tournament scoring three fifties in four innings aggregating to 179 runs and was named man of the tournament.
Return to Test team
Sidhu made his return to the Test side after five years, replacing Mohinder Amarnath, with a century in first innings of the Bangalore Test against New Zealand in November 1988. Batting for 295 minutes, he made 116 in 195 balls, an innings that included four sixes and 12 fours, punishing mostly the spinners, before he followed it up with an unbeaten 43 in the second innings, helping his team win by 172 runs. His second Test century came in the Fourth Test of India's Caribbean Tour later that season. He made 116 while opening the innings retiring hurt 30 minutes before end of play on day one after suffering from cramp in the legs. Wisden wrote, "Batting securely despite obvious flaws in technique, he reached his century in 324 minutes, off 216 balls, and hit eight fours." The innings was considered one of his best considering that the Sabina Park wicket was among the fastest in the world. He totalled 179 runs at an average of 29.83 for the series.
Touring Pakistan in 1989–90, Sidhu averaged 38.42 in four Tests, with his best performance coming in the Fourth test in Sialkot. He rescued India in their second innings when down 38/4 putting together a century stand with Sachin Tendulkar while making 97. He was named man of the match. Sidhu injured his wrist in the First Test of India's tour of New Zealand later that season, while facing an aggressive spell of fast bowling by Danny Morrison, ruling him out of the series. He had a poor tour of England and Australia averaging 11.20 and 20.40, totalling 56 and 102 runs respectively, both three-Test series. After poor performances at the domestic level, he was omitted from the 16-member side that was selected to tour South Africa starting October 1992. Ajay Jadeja replaced him in the squad.
Sidhu was recalled when England toured India later that season. He made his third Test hundred in the Second Test in Madras, scoring 106 off 273 balls while opening the innings. He struck a partnership with Tendulkar who made 165 taking their team to 560 before declaration. India went on to win the match and the series. Sidhu particularly attacked spinner John Emburey in his innings that included nine fours. He aggregated 235 in the series at 58.75. Sidhu was India's best performer in the ODI series that followed, scoring 287 runs at 57.40. He played two match-winning knocks: a 76 in Chandigarh followed by an unbeaten 134 in Gwalior. He received man of the match awards for both performances. The latter innings followed after India were down having lost two wickets with 4 runs on the board. Sidhu put together a 175-run stand with Mohammad Azharuddin for the third wicket. En route to his century, Sidhu passed 2,000 runs in ODIs. After India's series-leveling victory in the final game, Sidhu was given the man of the series award.
His first ODI century came against Pakistan in Sharjah in 1989 while his 134 against England at Gwalior in 1993 was his highest ODI score and the innings which he called his best when he retired in 1999. Sidhu told in an interview that an article criticising his dismal performance changed his cricketing life. After a string of poor performances in 1983, Rajan Bala, a noted cricket columnist, wrote an article on him titled "Sidhu: The Strokeless Wonder" in the Indian Express. It was an epiphany that changed his life and he started taking his cricketing career seriously. After his improved performance in 1987 world cup, the same columnist wrote an article titled "Sidhu: From Strokeless Wonder To A Palm-Grove Hitter", applauding his performance.
Sidhu scored over 500 Test runs in a year thrice (1993, 1994 and 1997). His only Test double century came during India's 1997 tour of West Indies. In 1994, he scored 884 ODI runs. Sidhu was the first Indian batsman to score more than 5 centuries in one day international.
201 against the West Indies and retirement
Sidhu walked out of India's 1996 tour of England citing differences with captain Mohammad Azharuddin. Following this, he was banished from the team for ten Tests by the BCCI eventually making a return in the 1996–97 tour of West Indies. He scored a double century in the Second Test at Port of Spain, his first in Tests. Coming off 488 balls in 671 minutes, it was one of the slowest in Test history. He reached his century on day two, and after having scored only 94 runs on the third day, reached the double on the morning of day four. En route, he put on a 171-run stand with Rahul Dravid and a 171-run stand with Tendulkar. The match ended in a draw. Barring the 201, Sidhu had an average series and aggregated 276 at 46.00 in six innings.
Known for his tendency to attack spinners, he cracked eight sixes in 124 against Sri Lanka in 1993–94, and four fifties in five innings against the Australians in 1997–98, deliberately singling out Shane Warne.
He announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in December 1999. He played 51 Test matches and over 100 ODIs scoring over 7,000 international runs. He scored 27 First class centuries in an 18-year career.
Some of the nicknames he earned were "Sixer Sidhu" for his prolific batting performances and "Jonty Singh" with respect to his improved fielding in his late career, Jonty Rhodes being the best fielder at that time.
Commentator and television career
Sidhu started his career as a commentator when India toured Sri Lanka in 2001. As a commentator, Sidhu was noted for his one-liners, which came to be known as "Sidhuisms". Sony Max that broadcast the games from the series launched a website, sidhuisms.com, where one-liners from his commentary were posted as 'Sidhuism of the day' and contests held for users to pick his best one-liner.
After he was sacked from ESPN-Star for swearing on air, Sidhu was signed up for commentary on Ten Sports. He also regularly appeared as an expert on various Indian news channels. Sidhu started to work again for ESPN Star Sports in 2012. He was a part of the team that commentated for Sony during the 2014 season of the Indian Premier League. This led to a dispute with Star India who alleged that Sidhu had breached his ₹22.5 crore contract with them by working for their competitor, and sought a refund.
Sidhu also figured as a judge on the television programme The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. He also appeared in other similar programmes, such as Funjabi Chak De. He has acted in a TV series called Kareena Kareena as himself. He was a contestant on the reality show Bigg Boss 6, and had to make an exit from the show on account of political grounds in 2012.
In 2013, Sidhu was seen in the comedy show Comedy Nights with Kapil as a permenent guest until the show ended in 2016. He was seen as a permanent guest on The Kapil Sharma Show and Family Time With Kapil Sharma.
He was banned by the ICC from commentating in Bangladesh's games, due to racial comments thrown indirectly towards the Bangladesh team.
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 defeating Om Prakash Soni of INC by 6858 votes. This was what Sidhu had to say after not being nominated as party's from Amritsar in the Indian general election, 2014.
"Amritsar is the place where my work and action speaks for itself. Since, I started contesting elections from this holy place, I have promised myself never to abandon this place. Either, I will contest from Amritsar, or else I won’t contest elections".
Reiterating that he has no opposition to the decision as he considered himself as Arun Jaitley's protege. However, he was firm on his stand of not contesting from any constituency while accepting the decision, whole heartedly, announced by the party.
Navjot Singh Sidhu took the oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha on 28 April 2016. As per reports, Sidhu was given the Rajya Sabha nomination in a bid to prevent him from joining the Aam Aadmi Party. However he resigned from the Rajya Sabha on 18 July 2016.
In January 2017, Sidhu joined the Indian National Congress. Contesting from Amritsar East in the 2017 Punjab Assembly elections, he won the election by a margin of 42,809 votes. Third on the list of nine ministers who was sworn in was Navjot Singh Sidhu, the cricketer-turned-politician who quit the BJP last year.
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur Corridor
In August 2018, former Indian cricketer turned politician and current Tourism Minister of the Government of Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu was invited to the oath taking ceremony of the newly elected prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan. After being attacked over his decision to hug Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army, Sidhu claimed that Bajwa had assured him of opening the corridor before the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.
Subsequently, Government of Pakistan in September 2018, decided to open the corridor before the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak for visa free entry of followers of Sikhism from India to Pakistan.  The step was highly appreciated by Sikh community. After the corridor opening was confirmed by Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Navjot Singh Sidhu appreciated his cricket friend Imran Khan for taking such a great step. 
Conviction for homicide
In 1991 Sidhu was accused of assaulting Gurnam Singh and causing his death. He was arrested by Punjab Police after the incident and had to spend many days lodged in a Patiala jail. It was reported that Sidhu had an accomplice who helped him in the murder of Gurnam Singh, the name of the accomplice was Bhupinder Singh Sandhu. However, Sidhu denied all charges against him. Sidhu claimed in court that he was innocent and "falsely involved in this case by the complainant party". Jaswinder Singh, nephew of Gurnam Singh, claimed that he was a witness to the crime and was ready to testify in the Supreme Court of India.
In December 2006, Sidhu was found guilty and sentenced to a three-year prison term for culpable homicide following a road rage incident. Following the sentencing, Sidhu resigned as a Member of Parliament and in January 2007 appealed to the Supreme Court. Supreme Court stayed his conviction and sentence allowing him to contest and win the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat in February 2007.
In March 2018,There was a misconception by the media that two of his bank accounts were seized for nonpayment of taxes by the Income Tax Department. Later it was cleared that the IT department sent notices to the addresses, which consequently could not reach him as he was not living in any of these residences anymore
Sidhu made a cameo appearance in the 2004 Hindi film Mujhse Shaadi Karogi as a commentator during a cricket match. In the 2008 Punjabi language film Mera Pind, he appeared in a pivotal role alongside singer Harbhajan Mann, playing the role of a non-resident Indian who returns to his motherland despite a living a successful life abroad. His most recent film appearance came in 2015 in ABCD 2; another cameo that saw him play the permanent guest in the sketch comedy The Kapil Sharma Show.
|2005–2008||The Great Indian Laughter Challenge||Judge|||
|2006||Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa||God|||
|2007–2008||Funjabbi Chak De||Judge|||
|2008–2016||Extraaa Innings T20||Himself||Member of expert panel|||
|2010||Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega||Guest judge|||
|2012||Bigg Boss 6||Contestant||Walked, Day 34|||
|2013–2016||Comedy Nights with Kapil||Permanent guest|||
|2016–2017||The Kapil Sharma Show|||
|2017||Har Mard Ka Dard||Monty's father||Cameo Role|||
|2018||Family Time With Kapil Sharma||Permanent guest|||
|Test centuries of Navjot Singh Sidhu|
|||116||3||New Zealand||Bangalore, India||M Chinnaswamy Stadium||12 November 1988||Won|
|||116||9||West Indies||Kingston, Jamaica||Sabina Park||28 April 1989||Lost|
|||106||22||England||Madras, India||MA Chidambaram Stadium||11 February 1993||Won|
|||104||26||Sri Lanka||Colombo, Sri Lanka||Sinhalese Sports Club Ground||27 July 1994||Won|
|||124||28||Sri Lanka||Lucknow, India||K. D. Singh Babu Stadium||18 January 1994||Won|
|||107||33||West Indies||Nagpur, India||Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground||1 December 1994||Drawn|
|||201||38||West Indies||Port of Spain, Trinidad||Queen's Park Oval||14 March 1997||Drawn|
|||111||41||Sri Lanka||Colombo, Sri Lanka||R Premadasa Stadium||2 August 1997||Drawn|
|||131||43||Sri Lanka||Mohali, India||PCA IS Bindra Stadium||19 November 1997||Drawn|
|One Day International centuries of Navjot Singh Sidhu|
|||108||25||Pakistan||Sharjah, UAE||Sharjah Cricket Stadium||15 October 1989||Lost|
|||104*||40||Bangladesh||Chandigarh, India||Sector 16 Stadium||25 December 1990||Won|
|||134*||55||England||Gwalior, India||Captain Roop Singh Stadium||4 March 1993||Won|
|||108||63||Sri Lanka||Rajkot, India||Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground||15 February 1994||Won|
|||114*||84||West Indies||Visakhapatnam, India||Indira Priyadarshini Stadium||7 November 1994||Won|
|||101||103||Pakistan||Sharjah, UAE||Sharjah Cricket Stadium||15 April 1996||Won|
|1||Pakistan||Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot||9 December 1989||179 runs||Draw|
|2||West Indies||Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain||14 March 1997||271 runs||Draw|
One Day International cricket
Man of the match awards
|1||Bangladesh||MA Aziz Stadium, Chittagong||27 October 1988||1 Ct. ; 50* (71 balls: 4x4, 1x6)||India won by 9 wickets.|
|2||Sri Lanka||Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka||4 November 1988||76* (87 balls: 4x4, 3x6)||India won by 6 wickets.|
|3||New Zealand||Barabati Stadium, Cuttack||12 December 1988||67 (108 balls: 2x4, 1x6)||India won by 5 wickets.|
|4||Pakistan||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||15 October 1989||108 (121 balls: 8x4, 1x6)||Pakistan won by 6 wickets.|
|5||Sri Lanka||Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad||22 October 1989||80* (88 balls: 5x4, 1x6) ; 1 Ct.||India won by 6 runs.|
|6||Sri Lanka||Sector 16 Stadium, Chandigarh||25 December 1990||104* (109 balls: 10x4, 3x6)||India won by 9 wickets.|
|7||England||Sector 16 Stadium, Chandigarh||21 January 1993||76 (107 balls: 5x4, 2x6)||India won by 5 wickets.|
|8||England||Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior||4 March 1993||134* (160 balls: 15x4)||India won by 3 wickets.|
|9||Sri Lanka||Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot||15 February 1994||108 (132 balls: 8x4)||India won by 8 runs.|
|10||West Indies||Wankhede Stadium, Bombay||20 October 1994||65* (102 balls: 4x4, 2x6)||India won by 8 runs.|
|11||West Indies||Indira Priyadarshini Stadium, Visakhapatnam||7 November 1994||114* (103 balls: 9x4, 2x6)||India won by 4 runs.|
|12||Australia||Carisbrook, Dunedin||22 February 1995||54 (70 balls: 4x4, 1x6)||India won by 5 wickets.|
|13||Pakistan||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore||9 March 1996||93 (115 balls: 11x4)||India won by 39 runs.|
|1||1988 Asia Cup||October–November 1988||179 runs at an average of 59.66; 1 catch||Won|
|2||England tour of India||January–March 1993||287 runs at an average of 57.40; 1 catch||Draw; 3–3|
|3||Sri Lanka tour of India||January–February 1994||233 runs at an average of 77.66||Won; 2–1|
|4||1995 Asia Cup||April 1995||197 runs at an average of 98.50; 1 catch||Won|
Career best performances
|Test||201||West Indies v India||Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain||1997|
|ODI||134*||India v England||Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior||1993|
|FC||286||Jamaica v Indians||Sabina Park, Kingston||1989|
|LA||139||Punjab v Jammu and Kashmir||Gandhi Sports Complex Ground, Amritsar||1996|
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