Cricketer, Parliamentarian, Celebrity, and what not, Navjot Singh Sidhu is an icon in the contemporary pop culture of India. He is a man who has the best of both worlds, a good sense of humor with a highly analytical mind. He has made India proud several times in the cricket field, and after his retirement, he tried to contribute by entering into politics. This man here is filled with talents, however, there are some things which we do not know about him.
This article contains some lesser known facts about the very popular Navjot Singh Sidhu.
- The Reason behind Sherry
Sherry is the nickname of Sidhu, and his fellow cricketers, as well as other people close to him, call him Sherry. However, his nickname was kept Sherry not because he liked to drink Sherry, instead this name is a short anglicized form for the term ‘Sher-e-Punjab’, meaning ‘Lion of Punjab’.
- Fortuner Lover
Amongst all the cars that he owns, Toyota Fortuner is his absolute favorite. Wherever he goes, he prefers to travel in this huge and luxurious car. And even though he has a collection of some of the finest cars, whenever he is campaigning or going for something significant, his first choice is his beloved Fortuner.
- Navjot weds Navjot
Navjot Sidhu’s wife’s name is Navjot Sidhu as well. It is hardly seen that the wife and the husband share the exact same name, however, this is one of the facts about Sidhu which makes him more unique.
- Murder Charges
In 1988, Sidhu was accused of murdering a person after getting into a row with him. The Punjab Police arrested him and he had to spend some days in custody. However, later in the judicial proceedings, the charges were denied and he was released.
- Fulfilling Father’s Dream
Sidhu’s father, Late Sardar Bhagwat Singh, had an interest in cricket and wanted to become a cricketer but the circumstance wasn’t in his favor. However, he later motivated his son to pursue this path, to fulfill his dream of becoming a cricketer and playing for India.
- Left College Too Soon
Back in the days, Sidhu got admitted in the prestigious St. Stephen’s College of the University of Delhi, but his term there was quite short. Unfortunately, he became a victim of the despicable act of ragging, and instead of succumbing, he manhandled a senior. Due to his aggressive act, he had to face disciplinary action and was rusticated from the college.
Navjot Singh Sidhu has been an inspiration for the cricketers as well as for the common people as well. And these lesser-known facts about him show that he really lives an interesting life, and has struggled a lot to get it