Former Indian cricketer and world cup winner Gautam Gambhir joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday and said he was impressed with the work carried out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last few years.

“I am impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision… I have contributed to the field of cricket and now hope to do more for the country”, the 37-year-old cricketer said.

He was welcomed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who praised the former star. “Gambhir has excelled in his career and the party hopes to utilize his talent. The BJP will benefit from his talent.”

When asked if Gambhir would contest from Delhi in the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections, Jaitely said let the election committee of the party decided that.

Earlier, there were speculations that Gambhir would soon start his political innings but he had ruled out the possibility of joining any political party.

“I have got a young family and I need to think about them as well because I have hardly spent any time with them. I do not want to miss their early days and let us see where I go from here.”

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