Gautam Gambhir has started his ‘innings’ in politics on a high after he decimated his opponents in East Delhi by securing almost 7 lakh votes in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The former cricketer was up against Congress' Arvinder Singh Lovely and Aam Aadmi party's Atishi Marlena.
After the results were out, Gambhir took to Twitter to write that it is the ideology of the BJP that the people have supported.
“Neither it’s a ‘Lovely’ cover drive and nor it is an ‘आतिशी’ बल्लेबाज़ी। It’s just the BJP’s ‘गंभीर’ ideology which people have supported. Thanks a lot to all the @BJP4India and @BJP4Delhi team-mates for getting this mandate. We won’t fail people’s choice,” Gambhir tweeted.
Neither it’s a ‘Lovely’ cover drive and nor it is an ‘आतिशी’ बल्लेबाज़ी। It’s just the BJP’s ‘गंभीर’ ideology which people have supported. Thanks a lot to all the @BJP4India and @BJP4Delhi team-mates for getting this mandate. We won’t fail people’s choice. #EkBaarPhirModiSarkar— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) May 23, 2019
Gambhir’s former teammates, players form the Indian Cricket fraternity and fans took to Twitter to congratulate the cricketer-turned-politician.
Congratulations @GautamGambhir Gauti Bhai, what a knock! You have done it again, but this time off the field. Here's to the perfect start to the new innings. ?— ShiQhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) May 23, 2019
Congrats @gautamgambhir bhaiya for your astonishing victory. I am sure your leadership will push East Delhi up on the path of development. Wish you all the very best for your new inning as a member of parliament.#Electionresult2019— Unmukt Chand (@UnmuktChand9) May 23, 2019
Many Congratulations @GautamGambhir on your victory. Wish you well always. May you serve people well.— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) May 23, 2019
congrats @GautamGambhir on your victory. all the very best..you are used to facing one delivery at a time. from now on, you will perhaps be required to handle deliveries coming from all directions at the same time.???— wv raman (@wvraman) May 23, 2019
Congratulations Champ! A new inning in a new arena. All the best and I am sure you will deliver to the people of Delhi. pic.twitter.com/IKOCZlepEf— Team Gautam Gambhir (@gautamgambhir97) May 23, 2019
Congratulations to my hero and my inspirationand the reason I started playing cricket has won matches for his country now he has won election and I am sure he will fulfill his promise and will do for the betterment for country .— Shrivatsa Garodia (@shrivatsa2000g) May 23, 2019
Jai hind ??@GautamGambhir #gautamgambhir pic.twitter.com/6CMHYZ6QL8
Gambhir is one of the most decorated cricketers in the history of Indian cricket. He was instrumental in the team lifting the 2011 World Cup trophy after a wait of 28 years.
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