Another former India cricketer has decided to become a politician. Former Indian spinner, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan is ready to travel on the path of the likes of Mohammad Azharuddin, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Chetan Chauhan, and Gautam Gambhir.
Sivaramakrishnan represented India in 9 Tests and 16 ODIs in which he picked 26 and 15 wickets respectively. Fondly known as Siva, he snared 154 scalps in his first-class career for Baroda and Tamil Nadu. Following his retirement from cricket, the leg-spinner and became a much-respected commentator and coach before choosing politics as his new career.
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan joins BJP
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Chennai on Wednesday (December 30) in the presence of CT Ravi, BJP in-charge of Tamil Nadu. The southern state will contest polls next year in 2021. The 54-year-old is a famous figure not only in the Tamil Nadu cricket circuit but also in the eyes of common people.
At Sivaramakrishnan’s felicitation, CT Ravi also talked about movie superstar, Rajinikanth’s decision of staying away from politics.
“Rajinikanth is a great leader. We respect him. We know his strength. He has always stood to protect the national interest and interest of Tamil Nadu,” CT Ravi said.
In a 3-page statement, Rajinikanth on Tuesday announced he will not involve launch a party as decided earlier owing to his health reasons. Rajinikanth takes into account the recent issues over his health condition as a warning from God. However, he added that he will continue to serve the people of Tamil Nadu to the best of his ability.
— ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2020