Gautam Gambhir, who was part of the two World Cup winning teams, has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was welcomed by Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Gambhir said he was mighty impressed with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra and hence decided to become part of his inspirational journey.
“I am joining this party (BJP) after getting influenced by PM Narendra Modi’s vision. I am honored to get the opportunity to join this platform,” said the 37-year-old.
Fans took to Twitter to congratulate the former Indian cricketer.
One Of The Best From Team India Joins Team New India. ??
Welcome #GautamGambhir pic.twitter.com/hSS90MXIrx
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi177) March 22, 2019
Best Wishes to @GautamGambhir for the New Inning in Life. ??#GautamGambhir pic.twitter.com/t7eGAjwYmP
— Hemant Narang (@hemantsae) March 22, 2019
Those who were trolling Gautam Gambhir ‘Tera Ticket Gaya’ after his Christchurch comment, must now know the real secular face of BJP ! #GautamGambhir pic.twitter.com/Fx9RNsvzGL
— Chowkidar Geetika Swami (@SwamiGeetika) March 22, 2019
Nationalist #GautamGambhir joining will ring the death knell for AAPTards in Delhi.??
Congress is already gone there. In coming days @harbhajan_singh will also join @BJP4India ??@GautamGambhir
— Chowkidar Upasana Singh (@upasanatigress) March 22, 2019
Former cricketer #GautamGambhir join BJP….as a cricketer he contributes a lot… great human being… true patriot.. as a politician in Srv long.. Great news bharat mata jai…. pic.twitter.com/ysHAcLhBUW
— chowkidar Pallab Mondal (@PallabM27607794) March 22, 2019
Welcome in BJP Congratulations #GautamGambhir pic.twitter.com/zXxkkVINyi
— Chowkidar Sangram Singh (@Sangram56863710) March 22, 2019
Let’s give warm welcome to nationalist #GautamGambhir bhai in our @BJP4India Family.@GautamGambhir pic.twitter.com/lijYyxxTGJ
— Chowkidar khemchand sharma (@SharmaKhemchand) March 22, 2019
Gambhir scored over 10,000 runs in international cricket. He was one of the most successful skippers in the Indian Premier League having led Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL titles – 2012 and 2014.
If reports are to be believed he could contest from a New Delhi constituency in the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections.