Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Friday joined the BJP in presence of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi. At a press conference held in Delhi, Gambhir was welcomed to the party by Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad. Gambhir said that he was joining the party after getting influenced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision.
Gambhir retired from the game in December 2018 and the news of him joining the party was expected for some time. “I am honoured to get the opportunity to join this platform,” Gambhir said. He is likely to be allotted a seat from Delhi for the coming Lok Sabha polls. Gambhir played a key role in India’s triumph in the 2011 World Cup and the 2007 T-20 World Cup.