Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday, in the run-up to Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Gambhir joined the ruling BJP here in the presence of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Speaking on the occasion, Gambhir, a former Test cricketer, said he would like to thank the BJP for giving him an opportunity to do something for the country.
Gambhir said he was impressed by PM Narendra Modi and his vision and decided to join the BJP.
There is speculation that Gambhir is likely to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and may be fielded from one of the seats in Delhi.
According to BJP sources, Gambhir may contest from New Delhi constituency, which is currently represented in Parliament by Meenakshi Lekhi.
However, a final decision has yet to be taken, the sources added.
Gambhir’s role was instrumental in India’s 2011 World Cup win and the 2007 T-20 World Cup triumph.
Gambhir was recently conferred with the Padma Shri award.