Navjot Singh Sidhu - The man has done it all. Just 41 years old. Born on 20 October 1963. Has been topper all his academic life. Has been a lawyer. Married the girl he loved. Played Cricket for India. Won the World Cup, Now a MP (Member of Parliament) from Amritsar, Punjab on a BJP Ticket. WOW.
Would love to talk about him in detail but am kinda short of time right now. Just saw him on Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai on ZEE TV.
Biography of Navjot Singh Sidhu
Father's Name: Sardar Bhagwant Singh
Birthdate: 20 October 1963
Cricketing History: Sidhu first represented the country in England with the under-19 Indian team led by Ravi Shasti. His performance was satisfactory. But Navjot Sidhu showed his real class during the West Indies tour of India. Playing for the North Zone Sidhu first cricket a century against the West Indies. Later he was included in the Board President's XI when he scored 70 odd runs. This ensured him a place in the Indian team. Thus Sidhu made his Test debut against the West Indies led by Clive Llyod in 1983.
Test Debut: India v West Indies at Ahmedabad, 3rd Test, 1983/84
ODI Debut: India v Australia at Madras, World Cup, 1987/88
Ever since the StrokeLess Wonder starting Cricket Commentating, he has transformed the ART of commentating in something enjoyable and as exciting as the game itself.
Few of his selected Sidhusims include...
In the midst of a verbal duel with Martin Crowe: "Wickets are like wives - you never know which way they will turn! "More can be found online at www.Sidhuisms.com.
Commenting on Ganguly after he was out for a low score in the 2nd Test against Zimbabwe: "..Looks like a brooding hen over a china egg"
In the midst of a verbal duel with Tony Greig: "If ifs and buts were pots and pans, there would be no tinkers!"
When Ganguly took a catch that had gone very high in the air: "That ball went so high it could have got an air hostess down with it !!"
"Statistics are like miniskirts, they reveal more than what they hide."
In India's last match against New Zealand: "New Zealanders are like bicycles in a cycle stand - one falls down and the complete row will be down!
"Sri Lankan score is running like an Indian taxi meter."
"Taking the cake with a red cherry on top. "
For Sri Lankan batsman Kaluwitharna, when he was wasting many balls: "He is like Indian three-wheeler which will suck a lot of diesel but cannot go beyond 30! "
To Martin Crowe: "The Indians are going to beat the Kiwis! Let me tell you, my friend, that the Kiwi is the only bird in the whole world which does not have wings!"
Muralitharan bowling to the last Indian pair: "The wily fox is back. Its an ill omen when a fox licks its lambs."
Applauding Reetinder Singh Sodhi's fighting spirit: "Young Ricky will fight a rattlesnake and give him the first two bites! "
"The gap between bat and pad is so much that I would have driven a car through it... !! "
More details to come sooon.
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