About Navjot Singh Sidhu:
Navjot Singh Sidhu is a former cricketer of India and Television commentator who entered politics after retiring from Cricket in December of 1999. Sidhu was a Parliament Member from Amristar Lok Sabha Constituency from 2004 to 2014. He was nominated from BJP Party as Rajya Sabha Member in April of 2016. He gave up from the post three months later and created his own party Awaaz e Punjab in September of year 2016.
Navjot Singh’s Personal Background:
Navjot Singh was born to a Jat Sikh family on 20th October of 1963 in Patiala district of Punjab state. His father, Sardar Bhagwant Singh Sidhu had also been a cricket player.
Navjot Singh Siddhu Education and Career:
Sidhu studied in Mumbai before starting his career in Cricket in the year 1983. He performed his international debut in a Test match that year against West Indies. He is married to Navjot Kaur Sidhu and the couple had one son and one daughter.
He was elected for the 1987 World Cup squad. He scored ODI century in the year 1989 against Pakistan. In a career span of 16 years, he considers his 134 against England in the year 1989 as his best innings. It was his biggest ODI score. He retired from all international cricket forms in the year 1999. After outgoing from the sport, Sidhu came into cricket commentary and hosting as well as taking part in famous television shows.
Navjot Singh Sidhu Political Career:
Navjot was selected to Lok Sabha on BJP ticket from Amritsar constituency in the year 2004. After the charges of manslaughter, he resigned from his post in the year 2006. When stay was convicted by the Supreme Court, he contested and won for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat again in the year 2007. He defeated Surinder Singla, his Congress rival by 77,626 votes. He retained his seat in 2009 elections. In 2016 April, Bharatiya Janata Party nominated him as Rajya Sabha Member. Three months later, he quitted from this position saying that the position was a “mere burden” to him and said that he wanted to serve the people of his Punjab State.