BJP Fields Gambhir From East Delhi, Twitter Congratulates

Replacing Maheish Girri, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir has been announced as BJP's candidate from the East Delhi constituency in the second list of candidates released by the BJP on Monday

Gambhir will take on Atishi and Arvinder Singh Lovely from the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress respectively.

Gambhir joined the party last month, saying that he was impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his vision for the country.

Twitter was quick to react, and wished the southpaw all the best for his new innings off the field.

Gautam Gambhir has been one of the most decorated Indian cricketers. The left-hander has played many match-winning innings for the country with the most notable coming in the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka, where he scored a match-winning 97.

He announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in December, 2018. With the game of cricket behind him, Gambhir would hope to perform similarly, but this time, off the field.

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