Navjot Sidhu      

Full name Navjot Singh Sidhu

Born October 20, 1963, Patiala, Punjab

Current age 50 years 264 days

Major teams India, Punjab

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Commentator

Navjot Singh Sidhu
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 51 78 2 3202 201 42.13 9 15 38 9 0
ODIs 136 127 8 4413 134* 37.08 6329 69.72 6 33 335 44 20 0
First-class 157 228 12 9571 286 44.31 27 50 50 0
List A 205 191 19 7186 139 41.77 10 55 31 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 51 1 6 9 0 - - - 9.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 136 2 4 3 0 - - - 4.50 - 0 0 0
First-class 157 104 91 0 - - - 5.25 - 0 0 0
List A 205 10 8 0 - - - 4.80 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Ahmedabad, Nov 12-16, 1983 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v India at Hamilton, Jan 2-6, 1999 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Australia at Chennai, Oct 9, 1987 scorecard
Last ODI India v Pakistan at Toronto, Sep 20, 1998 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1981-2000
List A span 1983-2000
Profile

Navjot Singh Sidhu's cricket had a schizophrenic touch to it. A dour batsman capable of dogged defence, he could also be a marauding strokeplayer who loved tearing spinners apart. Dubbed a strokeless wonder at the start of his Test career in 1983-84, he returned with a vengeance in the 1987 World Cup, where he began with four fifties in a row, hitting over the top merrily. Eventually, in a career spanning 51 Tests and 136 one-day internationals, both sides of his personality played themeselves out. Sidhu's finest moment in Tests was his 201 against West Indies in 1996-97, an act of supreme endurance lasting 11 hours. And his ruthlessness against spinners was legion. He cracked eight sixes in 124 against Sri Lanka - Muralitharan and all - in 1993-94, and hammered four fifties in five innings against the Australians in 1997-98, singling out Shane Warne for a personalised spanking. In his second career as a commentator, though, only the ebullience was in evidence, as Sidhu began mauling the spoken word with a unique, entertaining concoction of mixed metaphors and garbled clich├ęs.
Amit Varma

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Apr 18, 2013

Kapil Dev, Amitabh Bachchan and Navjot Sidhu at a function in Mumbai, Mumbai, April 18, 2013

Kapil Dev, Amitabh Bachchan and Navjot Sidhu at a function in Mumbai

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Aug 5, 2010

Former Indian cricketer and current member of parliament Navjot Sidhu says the Amritsar-London-Toronto Air India flight service will not be stopped, Amritsar, August 5, 2010

Former Indian cricketer and current member of parliament Navjot Sidhu addresses the press

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May 8, 2009

Navjot Singh Sidhu with the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Amritsar, May 8, 2009

Navjot Singh Sidhu with the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi

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1st Investec Test: England v India at Nottingham - Jul 9-13
India 457 England 205/7
2nd unofficial Test: Australia A v India A at Brisbane
Jul 13-17, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
2nd Investec Test: England v India at Lord's
Jul 17-21, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Australia A v India A at Darwin
Jul 20, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
India A v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 22, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
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