Pakistani Senator hilariously points out Navjot Singh Sidhu’s failure to score a Test ton against Pakistan
Sidhu finished his Test career with 9 centuries but none of them came against the arch-rivals.
Updated - Nov 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Former India batsman Navjot Singh Sidhu was one of the many high profile names who attended the historic Kartarpur corridor opening ceremony on Saturday. Sidhu attended the ceremony after being invited as a chief guest by former Pakistan cricket captain and current Prime Minister Imran Khan. Sidhu and Imran Khan share a very cordial relationship and it became evident once again during the ceremony.
Pakistan welcomed the first batch of the Indian Sikh pilgrims who entered the country through the corridor which links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur. The corridor was formally opened to pilgrims on Saturday.
Sidhu, nonetheless, once again expressed his admiration for Imran Khan as he lavished praise on the latter. The ex-India cricketer-turned-politician was all praise for Imran Khan and thanked him for opening the Kartarpur Corridor to Darbar Sahib in Pakistan. Pakistan also made sure to give Sidhu a fitting welcome on the special occasion.
Navjot Singh Sidhu gets a humourous welcome
Sidhu was welcomed to the podium by Faisal Javed Khan, a member of Pakistan’s senate. And the way Sidhu was welcomed by Khan, one can say that it was really hilarious. Khan welcomed Sidhu by hilariously pointing out that the former India cricketer’s love for Pakistan was evident from the fact that he never hit a Test hundred against his neighbouring country.
“The proof of Navjot Singh Sidhu’s love for Pakistan, and especially Imran Khan, is that he has scored 9 centuries in his career (Test) but hasn’t hit a single one against Pakistan. This is his love for Pakistan,” Faisal Javed Khan said as quoted by India Today.
Sidhu finished his Test career with 9 centuries but none of them came against the arch-rivals. Sidhu was a part of the Indian team that toured Pakistan in 1989-90 to take on the Imran Khan-led side. He had played seven innings against the neighbours but could not touch the three-digit mark. His finest knock on the tour came in the fourth Test when he scored 97.
India were reeling at 38 for 4 before Sidhu rescued the team by putting together a century stand with Sachin Tendulkar, But he eventually fell short of a well-deserved century by just three runs. However, Sidhu’s first ODI century came against Pakistan only in 1989.