Navjot Singh Sidhu aka Sherry started his international cricket career in 1983. He made his Test match debut in 1983 against the West Indies at Ahmedabad and scored 19 runs.
Referred as a strokeless wonder by a famous sports columnist at the beginning of his Test career in 1983-84, Sidhu returned with a retaliation in the 1987 World Cup, where he began with four fifties in a row, striking over the top cheerfully. Sidhu is known to add a magic of his own to anything he does and he did it in 1987 world cup. His hit his first ODI century against Pakistan in Sharjah, in 1989. While his scorecard of 134 against England in 1993 was his highest ODI score and the innings which he called his best when he retired in 1999.
He scored over 500 runs in test matches in a year thrice (1993, 1994 and 1997). His first double century in Test match came during India's 1997 tour of West Indies. He was the first Indian batsman to score more than 5 centuries in one-day international. His highest score in Tests was his 201 against West Indies in 1996–97. He retired from all sorts of cricket in December 1999. He played over 50 Test matches and over 100 ODIs in his career where he scored over 7,000 international runs. He made 27 centuries in an 18-year career.
After retirement, he started his career as a commentator. He was noticed for his quirky yet insightful one-liners which came to be known as Siddhuism. His career wasn’t just meant to hover around cricket forever. He figured as a judge along with Shekhar Suman on a popular stand-up comedy show, 'The Great Indian Laughter Challenge'. He used to feature himself in Comedy Nights with Kapil and now he is seen as a permanent guest on The Kapil Sharma Show.
Sidhu won on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket from the Amritsar seat in the Indian general elections, 2004 however, he resigned from his position due to his involvement in the homicide case. In the 2009 general elections, he kept the Amritsar seat to himself by defeating Om Prakash Soni of INC. He resigned from the Rajya Sabha on July 18, 2016. In January 2017, Sidhu joined the Indian National Congress. Contesting from Amritsar East in the 2017 Punjab Assembly elections, he again won the election by a heavy margin of votes.