New Delhi : Cricketer – turned – politic Ian Navjote Sidhu may land his first political assignment barely days after regaining freedom , with Karnataka election campaign likely to provide him with the turf to return to active politics . But with the image of a stormy petrel , Sidhu may have to check his ambitions in the politics of his home state Punjab . Sources said Sidhu is likely to campaign in the southern state which goes to polls early next month , and where campaigning is set to go full throttle in coming days . He is expected to ad dress rallies across districts , based on the demands of candidates . ” He will be touring Karnataka and canvassing for support for the party , ” an AICC manager said . Sidhu has been a star campaigner across states in the past , with local units as well as candidates seeking him to garner support . He would view Karnataka as readymade runway to relaunch his career , which was interrupted by Congress decimation in Punjab polls last year .