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In years to come Navjot Singh Sidhu will be remembered for many things. As the best Indian opening batsman in the post Gavaskar era; As a gutsy batsman against fast bowling; as a peerless player of spin bowling; as a dedicated team man who did his utmost to uphold the traditions of Indian cricket; as one of the few cricketers who had a very good record in both Test cricket and the one day game. Navjot Sidhu

Navjot Sidhu

From `strokeless wonder' in 1983 to `sixer Sidhu' in 1987 was quite a transformation. But then that was typical of the doughty fighter from Punjab. He could defend dourly or play aggressive strokes, depending on the situation. Much was said and written about his guts and temperament. But he had the right technique and intense concentration too. It must not be forgotten that the highest score made by an Indian on tour is the 286 that Sidhu scored against Jamaica in 1989.

Above all, Sidhu will be remembered as a soft spoken individual, well behaved and unassuming by nature, who was very dedicated to his late father.

Power knocks of the Sardar from Patiala

  • First Class Match : Sidhu takes 286 off a Jamaica attack at Sabina Park, Kingston in 1989 in what is still the highest score by an Indian in a first class match abroad. [Scorecard]
  • Test Match :At Lucknow in 1993-94 Sidhu comes within a whisker of breaking the world record for most 6's in a Test innings . [Scorecard]
  • One-Day Match :Sidhu single handedly takes the attack to the English in an unbeaten knock of 134 [Scorecard]
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    Navjot Sidhu: From 'Sid who?' to 'Sixer Sidhu!'
    Navjot Sidhu's long career came to an end when he officially announced yesterday that his playing days were over. The Sardar had great success in both Test and One Day cricket. [more]
    India's finest opener in the post Gavaskar era
    Navjot Sidhu has been one of the enigmas of Indian cricket. He has not always done justice to his ability but his sheer grit and will power have seen him step into the breach following Gavaskar's retirement and become a source of strength at the top of the order. [more]
  • Navjot Sidhu: Match by match break up (2 December 1999)

  • Sidhu at 36 - A Birthday tribute (20 October 1999)
  • R Mohan: Sixer Sidhu (5 Mar 1994)

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