Gautam Gambhir To ‘Quit’ Politics To Focus On Cricket Assignments; Check His Post

New Delhi: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Saturday announced his decision to step away from active politics in order to concentrate on his upcoming cricket commitments.

Taking to his X handle, the cricketer-turned-politician wrote, “I have requested BJP president JP Nadda ji to relieve me of my political duties so that I can focus on my upcoming cricket commitments. I sincerely thank Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi ji and Amit Shah ji for giving me the opportunity to serve the people.”

He is a BJP MP from East Delhi seat, which he won by defeating Congress Party’s Arvind Singh Lovely and AAP’s Atishi in 2019 elections.

Having been a part of two World Cup-winning India squads, Gambhir is set to mentor the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the forthcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), commencing later this month.

There also have been reports that Gambhir may not get a ticket for the upcoming 2024 polls.

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