Matches (18)
IND v ENG (1)
WPL (1)
NZ v AUS (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Ranji Trophy (4)
BPL 2024 (2)
PSL 2024 (1)
WI 4-Day (4)
CWC Play-off (3)

Full Name

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Born

October 20, 1963, Patiala, Punjab

Age

60y 126d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Opening Batter

Other

Commentator

Navjot Singh Sidhu's cricket had a volatile 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 themselves 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.
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Navjot Sidhu Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests51782320220142.13--915-3890
ODIs13612784413134*37.08632969.7263333544200
FC15722812957128644.31--2750--500
List A20519119718613941.77--1055--310

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests511690---9.00-000
ODIs1362430---4.50-000
FC157-104910---5.25-000
List A205-1080---4.80-000
Navjot Singh Sidhu

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Photos of Navjot Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu addresses the media in animated fashion
Kapil Dev, Amitabh Bachchan and Navjot Sidhu at a function in Mumbai
The presenters of the IPL TV show Extraa Innings
A man watches the IPL auction on a bank of television sets
Former Indian cricketer and current member of parliament Navjot Sidhu addresses the press
Navjot Singh Sidhu with the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi