Gautam Gambhir Joins BJP & Twitter Is Flooded With Mixed Reactions

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There are many Indian players who have joined politics after getting retired from cricket such as Navjot Singh Sidhu, Mohammad Azharuddin, Kirti Azad, etc. and now the latest name to be added to the list is of 37 years old Gautam Gambhir.

The former left-handed Indian batsman who represented Delhi in domestic cricket joined BJP today (22nd March 2019) in the presence of Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister holding Law and Justice and Electronics and Information Technology portfolio in Modi government.

After joining BJP, Gautam Gambhir says that he has been influenced by the vision of PM Modi and he feels that he will be able to do something for his country as it is a great platform for him.

Recently, Gautam has been awarded with India’s fourth highest civilian award, i.e., Padma Shri and social media is flooded with mixed reactions after the news of his joining BJP came in.

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Some Twitter users trolled Gambhir as well for this decision:

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Gautam Gambhir was not a part of the Indian squad for a long time but he was actively participating in the domestic cricket and playing for the Delhi team. Last year in IPL, he was appointed as the captain of Delhi Daredevils but he stepped down after some matches as the team didn’t perform well.

Gambhir has played 58 test matches and 147 international ODIs for India after making his debut against Bangladesh in April 2003. He has played many match winning knocks in his career but his two knocks are quite special as they both were played in the World Cup finals. In 2007 T20 World Cup final, he scored 75 runs and in 2011 ODI World Cup final, he helped the team in winning the game by scoring 97 runs.

Gambhir, the resident of Rajender Nagar, is one of those few cricketers who speak his heart on social and national matters. He runs a community kitchen and there are speculations that he will be contesting upcoming Lok Sabha elections from one of the seven seats of Delhi.

We wish Gautam Gambhir all the best for his new innings!

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