June 23, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

Cricketer Siddu sheds 34 kgs, assumes yester years look

New Delhi: Former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu popularly known as sixer Sidhu former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief has shed 34 kg while imprisoned in Patiala Central jail over the last six months, according to one of his aides.

His strict two hours of yoga and exercise regime along with diet has helped the former cricketer was weighing 99 kg. He is serving a one-year sentence for a road rage incident in 1988. Sidhu’s aide and former MLA Navtej Singh Cheema claim that Sidhu spends at least four hours meditating, two hours doing yoga and exercises, two to four hours reading and only four hours sleep.

“When Sidhu sahib will come out after completing his sentence, you will be surprised to see him. He looks exactly like he used to look during his heyday as a cricketer. He has shed 34 kilos and he will be shedding more. He now weighs 99 kg. But as he is 6 feet 2 inches tall, he looks handsome at his current weight. He looks calm as he spends so much time meditating,” states Cheema met Sidhu for 45 minutes in Patiala jail on Friday (November 25). The former MLA continued, “He is feeling really good. He told me his liver, which was a cause of concern earlier, is much better now,” According to a media platform.

Special diet:

Sidhu has non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and an embolism. Doctors advised him to follow a special diet that included coconut water, chamomile tea, almond milk, and rosemary tea. He avoids sugar and wheat and only eats twice a day. After 6 pm, he does not eat anything. He was assigned the title “Munshi” to do clerical work. He is said to spend a few hours each day performing his duties as a clerk. “The jail authorities send him some paperwork. He does it every day. He does it from his barrack only,” states Cheema. 

(With agencies inputs)

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