XtraTime Web Desk: Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir will be seen in a new role as he joined the ruling party of India; Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday, just a few weeks before the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.
In between 2004 to 2013 the classy left hand batsman has played 147 ODIs, 58 Tests & 37 T20Is for the nation. The Delhi boy was welcomed by BJP in a press conference at the capital on Friday. It was led by India’s current Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
The 37-year-old Delhi batsman, who played match-winning knocks in the finals of India’s 2007 ICC World T20 win in 2007 and the 2011 World Cup title triumph, has been a vocal supporter of the BJP government on social media over the past few years.
Gambhir captained Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, claiming the title twice with KKR. He retired in December 2018.
Gambhir was conferred with Padma Shri a week back by the President of India, which is the nation’s fourth highest civilian award.