Gautam Gambhir has made a stunning start to his political career. The former India batsman joined BJP just a few days ago and has already justified the faith by all but winning the seat. Gambhir made his electoral debut from East Delhi constituency. At the time of writing this report, he was leading by a margin over 2.38 lakh votes. Gambhir is locked in a contest with Congress’ Arvinder Singh Lovely and AAP’s Atishi.
Overall, BJP looks set to win the Lok Sabha Elections and Shri Narendra Modi is looking destined for a second term as Prime Minister. The BJP has completely blown away the opposition by securing the majority throughout the nation. And with the result now written in stone, Gambhir took to Twitter to rub more salts to the wounds of his opponents.
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In a cryptic tweet, the legendary batsman, who was being accused of AAP leader Atishi of insulting her, wrote:
“Neither it’s a ‘Lovely’ cover drive and nor it is an ‘आतिशी’ बल्लेबाज़ी। It’s just the BJP’s ‘गंभीर’ ideology which people have supported. Thanks a lot to all the @BJP4India and @BJP4Delhi team-mates for getting this mandate. We won’t fail people’s choice. #EkBaarPhirModiSarkar
Neither it’s a ‘Lovely’ cover drive and nor it is an ‘आतिशी’ बल्लेबाज़ी। It’s just the BJP’s ‘गंभीर’ ideology which people have supported. Thanks a lot to all the @BJP4India and @BJP4Delhi team-mates for getting this mandate. We won’t fail people’s choice. #EkBaarPhirModiSarkar
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) May 23, 2019
Gambhir was one of the most sought after players in the world in the second half of the last decade when India was a dominant force across formats. He was an integral part of the team across all the three formats and was also one of the batting mainstays.
Gambhir was the top-scorer when India beat Pakistan in the final of the inaugural World T20. The southpaw was looking destined to create his own legacy in the game. His reputation was further enhanced after his starring performance in the 2011 World Cup. Gambhir had top-scored with 97 to help India beat Sri Lanka and win the World Cup after 28 years. Overall, Gambhir made 58 Test appearances for India, accumulating 4154 runs at an average of 41.95.
His 147 ODI games fetched 5238 runs, while in 37 T20 Internationals, he scored 932 runs. In 2009, he had bagged the ICC Player of the Year Award.