Navjot Singh Sidhu Gives Emotional Tribute To His Late Father
By CricShots - Jun 18, 2024 11:52 am
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Former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, celebrated as one of the best batters of his era, has seamlessly transitioned into one of the most beloved commentators in India. At 60, long after hanging up his cricket boots, Sidhu has found a new home in the commentary box, captivating audiences with his vibrant personality and insightful analysis. On June 16, 2024, as the world celebrated Father’s Day, Sidhu offered a heartfelt tribute to his late father, a gesture that resonated deeply with many.

Navjot Singh Sidhu
Navjot Singh Sidhu

During an emotional segment, Sidhu reflected on his father’s unwavering support and the significant sacrifices that helped shape his career and life. The poignant clip quickly went viral on social media, touching the hearts of many. In his tribute, Sidhu shared how he once aspired to become a general in the army, but fate had other plans.

“I am nothing without my father. I wanted to be an army general. But who brought me into cricket? When I cleared my IMA, I came out of the door and heard a voice from behind. Sherry, I am coming back. Don’t go. I am coming. I stayed there. And my whole life started fulfilling his dream. And I am very happy about this,” Navjot Singh Sidhu recounted to Star Sports.

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He continued, “But after that, he died. And after his death, I felt that the father who dedicated his whole life to my cricket and to making me a player, otherwise, people usually say become a doctor, become an engineer. If I couldn’t fulfill his dream, then I would be in trouble.”

Navjot Singh Sidhu also spoke about the invaluable lessons his father imparted, emphasizing the crucial role of a father’s guidance in a son’s success. He highlighted the enduring influence of his father’s words and actions throughout his life.

“I spent my whole life, 30 years on the ground of life. Every moment I thought of my father. And my father used to tell me, son, the father is the one whose son is greater than him and earns more name than him. Then the father can go in peace. And the day he died, he used to tell me two lines: ‘When in doubt, walk straight,’” Navjot Singh Sidhu shared.

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This touching tribute not only showcased Sidhu’s deep respect and love for his father but also underscored the profound impact his father’s guidance had on his life and career. As fans celebrated Father’s Day, Sidhu’s words served as a powerful reminder of the enduring bond between fathers and their children.