Navjot Singh Sidhu hospitalised with 'life threatening disease'

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New Delhi, Oct 6: Former Test cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu was today admitted to a hospital in Delhi with a "life threatening disease". The ex-Member of Parliament himself tweeted about his condition on Tuesday night (October 6).

"Down but Not Out! Life threatening disease (DVT) With God 's Grace will recover. Life is Fragile, handle with Prayer," Sidhu wrote on his Twitter page with a picture of him on a hospital bed.

A file picture of Navjot Singh Sidhu

According to media reports, the former Indian opener was admitted to Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi.

"Mr Navjot Singh Sidhu was admitted to Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals Delhi today evening with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This is a life threatening condition if not treated on time. Mr Sidhu has been put on blood thinners and has been recovering well. His condition is said to be stable as of now," a statement from the hospital said.

The 51-year-old Sidhu played 51 Tests and 136 One Day Internationals for India. After retirement he was elected as a Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) on BJP ticket from Amristar constituency. He turned TV commentary and was seen during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 in April and May.

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