Former Indian Cricketer Laxman Sivaramakrishnan Joins BJP In Chennai

Former Indian Cricketer Laxman Sivaramakrishnan Joins BJP In Chennai

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan (Credits: Twitter)

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.

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Laxman Sivaramakrishnan joins BJP. (Photo: ANI)

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.

Former Indian Cricketer Laxman Sivaramakrishnan Joins BJP In Chennai
Rajinikanth. Image-Twitter.

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.

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