Navjot Singh Sidhu Talks T20 Cricket, World Cup, and Commentary Return

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Former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu recently shared his thoughts on T20 cricket, the upcoming ICC World Cup, and his return to commentary. Sidhu highlighted the importance of the IPL in shaping the World Cup, giving players a chance to earn spots, even veterans like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. He praised Kohli and Sharma for their fitness, skills, and adaptability in different formats.

However, Sidhu stressed the significance of fitness, especially as players age, citing Virender Sehwag’s example of declining reflexes. Despite India’s recent ODI World Cup performance, Sidhu remains hopeful about their future success, crediting a nurturing talent system. He noted the rise of new talents like Hardik Pandya, signaling a change in team leadership.

When discussing the wicket-keeper batter’s role in the World Cup squad, Sidhu advocated for superior keeping skills over batting ability. Excited about his return to cricket commentary, Sidhu likened it to a fish returning to water, despite facing life’s challenges. He credited his mental strength for overcoming hurdles and transitioning from cricket to commentary.

Sidhu reminisced about his unique commentary style, earning him the nickname “Sidhuism” and opportunities in entertainment. However, he stressed that his motivation was never about money but the joy of his work.