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Gautam Gambhir Quits Politics to Focus on His Cricket Commitments

Former Indian Cricketer Gautam Gambhir has decided to quit active politics to focus on his cricket commitments.

Gautam Gambhir Quits Politics 

In November last year, KKR named Gautam Gambhir as their team’s mentor for the IPL 2024 season. Notably, the 2-time IPL Trophy winners Kolkata Knight Riders have been knocked out of the previous year’s tournament before entering the playoff round.

Gautam Gambhir who represents the East Delhi constituency on behalf of BJP, requested party president JP Nadda to relieve him of his political duties.

“I have requested Hon’ble Party 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 for giving me the opportunity to serve the people. Jai Hind,” Mr Gambhir wrote.

Gautam Gambhir joined the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He defeated AAP’s Atishi from the East Delhi constituency. He, however, didn’t clarify if he is quitting politics. His remark indicates he will not contest the Lok Sabha elections from Delhi this time.

Gautam Gambhir is a member of the Indian cricket team that won the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup under MS Dhoni. During his cricket career, Gambhir played 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is and scored 4154, 5238 and 932 runs respectively.

Apart from his international commitments, he also played 154 IPL matches scored 4218 runs and captained the KKR team that won the IPL trophies in 2012 and 2014.

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