Former Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir is all set to start new innings in his career and this time it’s in politics. According to reports – Gambhir is set to contest in the next general elections from Delhi on a ticket from the Bharatiya Janata Party.
The BJP hasn’t been able to come to power in Delhi for several years and at the moment ruling party in the state is Aam Aadmi Party.
Gambhir off late has been very vocal about Indian Army and BJP government in social media.
Gambhir played his last Test match against England in 2016. In his career, he has scored 4,154 in 58 Tests and 5,238 runs in 147 ODIs. The Delhi batsman scored 97 runs in the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka and 75 in the World T20 final against Pakistan in 2007.
Gambhir has also led Kolkata Knight Riders to Indian Premier League titles in 2012 and 2014.