How would you like to write a formal introduction of Navjot Singh Sidhu? Former india cricketer, nattily dressed judge of comedy shows, ex cricket commentator, a successful politician and now finally a convict!
What a roller coaster life Sidhu has led till now.
When he stepped out to hit Shane Warne for a six, he was India’s most loveable son.
As a commentator he was a breath of fresh air in the world full of boring old men.
As a constant fixture in comedy shows, he was quite a trash but very popular.
As a BJP leader in Punjab, he carried a lot of weight in the political circles.
In between all of that is mentioned above, Sidhu also entered into a car parking conflict with one Gurnam Singh, aged 65. This happened in 1988 when Sidhu was 25 years of age. He along with a friend, thrashed the wits out of Gurnam. After the old man was punched viciously and he fell to the ground, Sidhu and his friend fled from the scene.
Sidhu and Bunny (the friend) may NOT have wished to kill Gurnam Singh but the poor fellow died. The lives of family members of Gurnam were thrown in disarray. They were absolutely devastated by the killing of their loving family elder.
Meanwhile Sidhu went on to play a few more great innings for India, scoring at least two centuries in Test cricket. His career as comedy show judge, cricket commentator and politician saw a never failing trend. As regards the case that was filed against him by the family of Gurnam Singh, Sidhu didn’t face any great difficulty. His lawyers ensured that if he was convicted by one court, the conviction was overturned or watered down by another.
On the other hand, Gurnam’s family continued with their fight for justice. Leaving the final judgement with the Supreme Lord, the Wahey Guru ji, they didn’t stop their fight in the courts. They may have been short on money but they weren’t found wanting in the willingness to fight for justice for Gurnam.
The year 2022 has been a catastrophic year for Sidhu. The Law of averages caught up with his luck. He was humiliated in the elections that he fought as the Chief of Punjab Congress. His party was decimated and now he has been finally been convicted in the murder case of Gurnam Singh.
Sidhu is going for a curative petition in the Supreme Court. I am surprised at this as I think that Sidhu is very lucky to have gotten away with just a one year jail term. Had he received a 2 year of higher jail term, he would have been disqualified to contest elections for a period of six years, starting from the day of his release from the prison.
The long arm of the Law has caught up with Sidhu.
And believe me, even if Sidhu escapes the jail sentence yet again, the long arm of divine justice would catch him, in this life or after-life.