NEW DELHI: Cricketer-turned-commentator and later a politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has been sentenced to one year in prison after being found guilty in a road rage case, which took place in 1988.
The Indian Supreme Court ruled that Sidhu "intentionally caused harm" to Gurnam Singh, who died as a result of the event.
However, the former cricket was found not guilty of the more serious allegation of manslaughter in 2018, which is still pending.
He has few legal alternatives remaining because he may only challenge the verdict once through a curative petition.
It should be mentioned here that Sidhu played 187 Test and ODI matches for India, scoring 7615 runs. After a splendid career as a batter, he started his career as a commentator when India toured Sri Lanka in 2001.