Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu is a former colleague for Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Both the men represented their nations and have shared a friendly sportsman relationship till date.


When Imran Khan invited a few of his former cricketers from India, including legendary cricketer Kapil Dev and even former skipper Sunil Gavaskar.

Sidhu was the only Indian who accepted Khan’s offer and visited Pakistan for his oath-taking ceremony.

Navjot Singh Sidhu Entered Pakistan via Wagah Border

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The former-cricketer entered the City of Gardens, Lahore, via the iconic Wagah Border, and was greeted by many Pakistani officials, including Cheif of Army Staff, Qamar Javed Bajwa.

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As all cameras were on the Indian politician, the candid moment of both Sidhu and Bajwa embracing each other in a friendly hug was caught live.

Although Pakistanis rejoiced about the positive gesture, the Indian media and several countrymen disagreed.

In India, this news was not taken light-heartedly and Sidhu was bashed left, right and center for a positive gesture towards Pakistan Army’s COAS.

However, this did not stop him from enjoying an evening out in Lahore where Pakistanis openly welcomed him. They took several selfies with him, and he enjoyed shopping at various shops.

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Upon his return, the Indian media rushed all around him for his statement on the controversial meet-and-greet with Qamar Bajwa.

To this, he replied saying that now that he has returned from Pakistan, he is a richer man.nHe has returned with immense love and respect from the neighboring country.

He further added that he went only as a friend and came back realizing that if you do something with a clean heart, you will get more tenderness and love in return.

When asked about changing his seat, he replied;
Watch his entire interview below!

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