Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir today joined the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in the presence of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Gambhir, thanked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for giving him an opportunity to serve the country.
“I am joining this party (BJP) after getting influenced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision. I am honoured to get the opportunity. I will work to take this country forward and make it a better place to live in,” Gambhir told the media after joining the BJP.
Gambhir, a resident of Rajinder Nagar in Delhi, was a high-profile campaigner for Jaitley’s 2014 contest in Punjab’s Amritsar seat which the BJP lost.
Gambhir officially announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on December 4, 2018. He played 58 Tests, scoring 4,154 runs at an average of 41.95, including nine centuries and 22 fifties. He played 147 ODIs, scoring 5,238 runs at an average of 39.68 and a strike-rate of 85.25.