Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday, 22 March.
He joined the party in the presence of Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad.
“I am inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for India. Will work to make India even better,” said Gambhir, joining the party. He added that he is “honoured” to get the opportunity to join the platform.
Gambhir played a key role in India’s triumph in the 2011 World Cup and the 2007 T-20 World Cup. He was also recently given the Padma Shri award.
According to the quint, BJP sources told PTI that Gambhir may be fielded from the New Delhi constituency, currently represented by the party’s Meenakshi Lekhi.
A final decision is yet to be taken though, they added.