Gautam Gambhir into Active Politics?
Gambhir is one of the rare cricketers who has been quite active on social media, taking a stand on various socio-political issues. Evidently, there have been numerous times when the 37-year-old former cricketer has hit out at the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government.
The latest reports suggest that the BJP is considering to field the left-handed batsman from one of the seven Delhi constituencies in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. A final decision on the party’s candidates for the seven Lok Sabha constituencies is expected soon.
Gambhir, highly vocal and active on social and national interest issues, had earlier denied any interests or ambitions to enter politics. Later he said, 'If people think that I'm good enough, and if I believe that I can make a change in this country, and if I feel that strongly and if I have the energy, I will definitely do something for the country to make it a better place. I will make sure that I do everything possible in my own capacity, and if you all (people of this country) believe that I should get into it (politics), I'll definitely give it a thought.'
Notably, many ex-cricketers like Mohammad Azharuddin, Chetan Chauhan, and Navjot Singh Siddhu are in active politics now. But the official announcement will be made once Gambhir accepts the offer of BJP. On the Work Front, Gambhir is engaged with sports broadcasters for live commentary during international cricket matches.