The Hush Post: Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir may follow Imran Khan’s footsteps and join politics. Close on the heels of Imran Khan becoming the Prime Minister of Pakistan, reports are emerging that Gambhir could contest the upcoming elections.
As per the reports, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), which is the ruling national party in the country, is eager to field Gambhir in the Delhi elections.
Gambhir is known for his patriotic views he often shares on social media. BJP is considering having Gambhir as one of its electoral candidates to enhance its chances in the 2019 polls in the national capital.
Chetan Chauhan, Kirti Azad, Navjot Sidhu, Mohammad Azharuddin, Vinod Kambli and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi are a few of the former India cricketers who have gone down that road too.
Gambhir hasn’t officially retired from cricket yet, there are great chances that he might switch careers soon. The 36-year-old has been a part of two World Cup-winning Indian teams. He has played 58 Test matches and 147 ODIs for the country. He was given captaincy of the Delhi Daredevils as well but stepped down midway through the competition after a poor run with the bat which coincided with the team’s dismal performance.
Gambhir is remembered for his crucial 97 runs of 122 balls in the 2011 cricket World Cup finals which India won.