Whether it is about having a warm spat with Virat Kohli on the field or posting controversial tweets on social media, Gautam Gambhir never falls short of headlines.
Indian former cricketer and World Cup 2011 hero Gautam Gambhir has been again into the limelight ahead of the IPL 2019.
Gambhir hanged his boots from the pitch last year and people started contemplating about his post-retirement plans. Many were even gossiping about him joining the IPL team Delhi Daredevils as a member of the coaching staff. However, in surprise to all, Gautam Gambhir put a break on all the speculations and now officially entered the politics.
Meenakshi Lekhi currently holds the BJP’s New Delhi constituency, and Gautam may contest the Lok Sabha elections 2019 from the same. Being a resident of Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, Gambhir falls within the constituency. If this case happens, then Meenakshi Lekhi might contest from any other constituency of the capital.
Being one of the biggest supporters of Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), there are several occasions when we have seen Gambhir supporting the party and asking several questions to the oppositions.
Today on 22nd March 2019, Gautam Gambhir has joined BJP right before few months of the Lok Sabha Elections and gave a big surprise to everyone, especially his fans.
I have joined @BJP4India to serve the country with right intent and honesty. I hope through this I can make some meaningful difference to the lives of my people.— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) March 22, 2019
In the presence of Union Minister Arun Jaitley, Gautam Gambhir joined the BJP and expressed his elation over the same.
“This is a fabulous platform for me to do something good for the country, and I am sure I will do my best. Got inspired by PM Modi and his vision. I am honoured to get the opportunity to join this platform,” said Gambhir in an interview to NDTV.
However, twitteratis have mixed reactions over this incident. Many of his fans appreciated the beginning of his new innings into the politics, while several other trolled him for his decision to enter politics.
Here are some of the reactions from twitteratis for Gautam Gambhir:
Woh to pehle se hi pata tha jab cricket me kuch ukhad nai paye to yahi karna ab baki reh gaya @GautamGambhir— Vijay Katua (@Vijukatua) March 22, 2019
Why’d you deny and call initial reports baseless when that’s what is eventually going to happen?— Ankit Mishra (@editedidea) March 22, 2019
Also had seen this day roll out 6 months ago. https://t.co/BYC39EKK9D
Pehli ball par bhi bhut baar out ho chuka hai ye kahin is baar bhi esa hi na ho.— Shaan Saifi (@ShaanSa92459516) March 22, 2019
#GautamGambhir one he used to be my favourite but after joining political party he lost my respect if he decided to go like independent candidate then may be i respecte him , coz neither BJP nor Congress even AAP party are clean @GautamGambhir— saquib ?? (@saquib_9524) March 22, 2019
BJP is slowly building a cricket team. They always had good spinners. Recently they got a bunch of night-watchmen. And now #GautamGambhir has joined as opener.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) March 22, 2019
So, these were some of the mixed reactions of Gautam Gambhir’s fans and trollers on Twitter.
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