Indian Cricketers Who Joined Politics

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GAUTUM GAMBHIR

Former opening batsman Gautam Gambhir was influenced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he joined the BJP in March, 2019

MANSOOR ALI KHAN PATAUDI

Former India skipper Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was among the first cricketers who turned towards politics. He contested two Lok Sabha polls but lost.

MOHEMMAD KAIF

Mohammad Kaif joined Congress and contested 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Phulpur, Uttar Pradesh

MOHAMMAD AZHARUDDIN

Mohammad Azharuddin began his political innings in 2009 when he joined Congress. Azhar won the general elections in 2009 from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh to become an MP.

NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU

in the 2004 Indian general elections, Sidhu won on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket from the Amritsar seat.

KIRTI AZAD

former all-rounder Kirti Azad won from Darbhanga in Bihar on a BJP seat thrice. He later joined Congress.

VINOD KAMBLI

Former India Test batsman Vinod Kambli joined Lok Bharati Party but lost the Vidhan Sabha elections in 2009 from Vikhkroli, Mumbai.

MANOJ TIWARY

Cricketer Manoj Tiwary joined the Trinamool Congress, ahead of the assembly elections in West Bengal.

HARBHAJAN SINGH

AAP has appointed former cricketer Harbhajan Singh as the Rajya Sabha candidate from Punjab

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