Cricket, they say, is a religion in India and cricketers are gods. But even these deities have to look for an alternate career once they are done hurling thunderbolts at batsmen or bludgeoning bowlers to submission.
Gambhir’s has been an eventful career, which fetched him 4,154 runs in 58 Tests, 5,238 in 147 ODIs and 932 in 37 T20 Internationals. His grand aggregate of 22,484 runs—10,324-plus runs in List ‘A’ matches—makes him the second Indian behind Sachin Tendulkar (24,452).
AAP's East Delhi candidate, Atishi on Thursday broke down while reading the pamphlet against her, that she alleged has been distributed in the constituency at the behest Gambhir, a charge denied by the cricketer-turned-politician himself.
Pictures on social media, with the cricketer-turned-politician seated inside an AC car, while a "duplicate" stood at the sunroof wearing a cap, and was garlanded by BJP workers, were gleefully tweeted by AAP leaders, including Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
Cricketer-turned-politician, Gautam Gambhir has denied all the charges and has sent defamation notices to Atishi, AAP national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.