Cricket and Politics have had a very close connection. Many cricketers have successfully donned the Khadi after sweating it out in the stadiums. Navjot Singh Sidhu, Kirti Azad, and Mohammad Azharuddin would be good examples to begin with. A new cricketer has joined the bandwagon, and is most likely to contest for the BJP in the upcoming New Delhi assembly elections 2020. And he is none other than the mercurial and maverick southpaw Gautam Gambhir.
Gautam Gambhir has been India’s trump card when it comes to winning cricket matches, and his contribution in giving India their 2nd Cricket World Cup ever, especially with his blistering knock of 97 runs in the World Cup finals of 2011, can never be forgotten by any Indian. Known for his stylish batting, aggressive captaincy and no-holds-barred tweets Gautam Gambhir is just about the perfect candidate for the BJP.
According to the sources, as quoted by many news dailies, Gautam Gambhir is all set to join the BJP, and is most likely to contest for the seat of an MLA in the New Delhi assembly elections 2020. For BJP, which is out of power since 1998, this is nothing less than a golden opportunity to bounce back in style, since Gautam Gambhir is nothing less than a trump card for anyone today, irrespective of the profession. Though Gautam hasn’t decided to retire as yet, it is unlikely that he won’t accept the offer.
Gautam Gambhir needs no specific introduction. Having made his official debut in 2005, this aggressive opener from Delhi once formed an extremely lethal pair with legendary batsman Virender Sehwag, and gave even the best in the rival team a nasty run for their money. Be it the historic victory in the Commonwealth Bank series 2008 at Australia, or the legendary victory in the 2007 T 20 World Cup, where he scored an impressive 75 runs in the finals, or even the crucial knock in the 2011 World Cup final that led India to a historic World Cup win on home soil, you name it and Gautam Gambhir has done it.
Even when injuries and poor form pulled him out of international cricket, Gautam Gambhir has consistently contributed to India in every possible way. He is deeply patriotic and gives immense respect to the armed forces. He was heckled by the devious liberal intelligentsia when he openly supported Major Gogoi for his innovative method to deal with the murderous stone pelters.
When the Sukma attacks left both the nation and the CRPF devastated, Gautam Gambhir openly declared his support to the martyrs, and vowed to take care of the educational expenses of the children of the same. His aggressive nature, both off and on field, has always pinned down even the fiercest of his opponents, who have no effective rebuttal for his attacks.