Navjot Singh Sidhu

Born Oct 20, 1963
Nationality India India
Team History
India National Cricket Team India 1981 - 2000

Navjot Singh Sidhu was a versatile batsman. At times, he was a stubborn batsman able to display dogged defence while at other times he could become a strokeplayer who relished tearing the spinners apart.

During the 1987 Cricket World cup, he started with four consecutive half centuries. When his career was over, he had participated in 136 ODIs and 51 Test matches and both the sides of his personality had displayed their skills fully. In 1996-97 while playing against the West Indies, he batted for 11 hours and accumulated 201 runs. This was an act of super endurance. During his career, he became famous for attacking spinners ruthlessly. In 1993-94 while playing against Sri Lanka, he smashed 124 runs. This knock included 8 sixes against Muralitharan and company. During 1997-98, he played five innings against the Aussies and scored four half centuries in these.

After retirement, Sidhu took up the job of a commentator.

Career Highlights

Navjot Singh Sidhu represented India in 138 ODIs in which he accrued 4413 runs at a batting strike rate of 69.72 and batting average of 37.08. His highest score was 134 not out. He smashed 44 sixes, 335 fours, 33 fifties and 6 centuries and took 20 catches.

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