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Gautam Gambhir Joins BJP; social media Flooded With Mixed Reactions

37-year-old former cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined Bharatiya Janata Party' reactions poured on social media

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Cricketers entering politics is not new in India. There are many Indian players who have joined politics after getting retired from cricket such as Navjot Singh Sidhu, Mohammad Azharuddin, Mohammed Kaif, Kirti Azad, etc. Now, the latest name to be added to the list is Gautam Gambhir.

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The 37-year-old former cricketer joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday in the presence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. After joining BJP, the left-handed batsman asserted that he has been influenced by the vision of PM Modi and he feels that he will be able to do something for his country as it is a great platform for him.

Earlier, it was reported that Gautam Gambhir will be contesting for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as a BJP candidate from New Delhi constituency, where currently Meenakshi Lekhi is Member of Parliament (MP). And now, social media is flooded with mixed reactions after the news of his joining BJP came in.

Here are some of the welcoming and praising reactions:

In the meantime, some Twitter users trolled Gautam Gambhir as well for this decision:

After making his debut against Bangladesh in April 2003, Gautam Gambhir played 58 test matches and 147 international ODIs for India. He has played many match winning knocks in his career but his two knocks are quite special as they both were played in the World Cup finals. In 2007 T20 World Cup final, he scored 75 runs and in 2011 ODI World Cup final, he helped the team in winning the game by scoring 97 runs. He speaks his heart on social and national matters.

Recently, Gautam Gambhir has been awarded India’s fourth highest civilian award.

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