Gautam Gambhir To Enter Politics? This Is What The Ex-India Opener Has To Say
Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir has quashed rumours suggesting that he is all set to enter politics.
A closer look at Gautam Gambhir’s recent tweets is more than enough to show his inclination towards social causes. The World Cup-winning star has never shied away from speaking his mind out. He has always been utterly vocal over various issues plaguing the nation and often lashes out at national parties.
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He recently slammed Delhi’s politicians over the pollution crisis in the national capital.
“दर्दे दिल, दर्दे जिगर दिल्ली में जगाया AAP ने, पहले तो यहाँ Oxygen था, Oxygen भगाया AAP ने।” @ArvindKejriwal @AamAadmiParty our generations are going up in smoke like your false promises. U had 1 full year to tame dengue &pollution, sadly you couldn’t control either. Wake up!!! pic.twitter.com/xePi5mubO5
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 31, 2018
Gambhir was involved in a heated exchange with Omar Abdullah over the death of terrorist Mannan Wani.
Mannan Wani’s death: We killed a terrorist and lost a radicalised talent. @OmarAbdullah @MehboobaMufti @INCIndia @BJP4India all should bow their heads in embarrassment that they left a young man drift from books to embrace bullet.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 12, 2018
Not surprisingly, there were speculations that Gambhir is all set to kickstart his career in politics. His sudden decision to retire from the game further fuelled the speculations. However, in a recent interview, the former opening batsman rubbished the rumours.
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“It is all a rumour. I don’t know who started it,” Gambhir told Mumbai Mirror when asked whether he would join BJP and contest for a Lok Sabha seat.
Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir retired as the third highest run-getter among Indian Test openers. The southpaw last played for India in November 2016 when he featured in the first Test against England in Rajkot, where he finished with scores of 29 and 0. Gambhir will hang up his boots after Delhi’s next Ranji Trophy encounter against Andhra, beginning December 6.
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Having represented India in Tests from 2004 to 2016, he amassed 4119 runs at an average of 42.92 with nine hundreds and 22 fifties. In his ODI career – from 2003 to 2013 – Gambhir accumulated 5238 runs at 39.68, with 11 tons and 34 half-centuries. One of his finest knocks in ODIs came in the final of 2011 World Cup when he top-scored for India.
Gambhir also played 37 T20Is for India from 2007-2012, scoring 932 runs at 27.41 and a strike rate of 119.02. Even in the final of the World T20I, he had top-scored for India.The southpaw had scored 75 as India beat Pakistan to lift their first and only World T20I title till date.
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