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Navjot Sidhu      

Full name Navjot Singh Sidhu

Born October 20, 1963, Patiala, Punjab

Current age 52 years 347 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 1981/82 - 1999/00
List A span 1983/84 - 1999/00
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 clichés.
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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May 12, 2012

Navjot Sidhu and Isa Guha on the set of the IPL Extraa Innings show, Mumbai, May 12, 2012

Navjot Sidhu and Isa Guha on the set of the IPL Extraa Innings show

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Mar 27, 2012

The presenters of the IPL TV show Extraa Innings at a press conference in New Delhi. From left: Samir Kochhar, Shivani Dandekar, Archana Vijay, Navjot Sidhu, Gaurav Kapura press conference in New Delhi, March 27, 2012

The presenters of the IPL TV show Extraa Innings

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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: India v New Zealand at Kolkata - Sep 30-Oct 4
India 316 New Zealand 128/7 (34 ov)
Group C: Andhra v H. Pradesh at Bhubaneswar
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group B: Assam v Delhi at Vadodara
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group A: Baroda v Gujarat at Jaipur
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group C: Chhattisgarh v Tripura at Ranchi
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group C: Goa v Hyderabad at Nagpur
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group C: Haryana v Services at Mumbai (BS)
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group B: Jharkhand v Maharashtra at Delhi
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group C: Kerala v J + K at Kalyani
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group A: M. Pradesh v U. Pradesh at Bilaspur
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group A: Mumbai v Tamil Nadu at Rohtak
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group B: Odisha v Vidarbha at Visakhapatnam
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group A: Punjab v Railways at Delhi
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group B: Rajasthan v Saurashtra at Chennai
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
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