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Navjot Sidhu
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Navjot Sidhu

India|Opening batter
Navjot Sidhu

INTL CAREER: 1983 - 1999

Full Name

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Born

October 20, 1963, Patiala, Punjab

Age

57y 362d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role

Opening batter

Other

Commentator

TEAMS

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.
Amit Varma

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test51782320220142.139153890
ODI13612784413134*37.08632969.7263333544200
FC15722812957128644.312750500
List A20519119718613941.771055310
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test511690---9.00-000
ODI1362430---4.50-000
FC157104910---5.25-000
List A2051080---4.80-000
Navjot Singh Sidhu
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Kapil Dev, Amitabh Bachchan and Navjot Sidhu at a function in Mumbai
Navjot Sidhu and Isa Guha on the set of the IPL Extraa Innings show
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