Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir is expected to contest elections in Delhi on Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) ticket as per a report from a leading Hindi daily in India.

A report from Dainik Jagran says that BJP has not come to power in the National capital, Delhi for a long period and is eyeing to get that by offering a ticket to the player.

Currently, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rules the state.

However, Gambhir will not be the first cricketer to join politics if he opts to, others include Navjot Singh Sidhu, Mohammad Kaif, Praveen Kumar, Vinod Kambli and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, etc.

The 36-year old has played 58 Tests and scored 4154 runs while in 147 ODIs he has amassed 5238 runs. He played key knocks to help India win the 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup title.

Gambhir has also led Kolkata Knight Riders and won Indian Premier League (IPL) title twice. He featured in just 6 games (for Delhi Daredevils) and left captaincy role this IPL after failing to score runs.

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