MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir may fight 2019 election on BJP tickets: Reports

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 22, 2018, 05.05 PM(IST)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (R) and Gautam Gambhir. Photograph:( DNA )

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The reports said the two cricketers would fight from their respective home states — Jharkhand and Delhi.

Indian cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir may contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on BJP tickets, news reports said Monday. 

The reports said Dhoni may fight from Jharkhand and Gambhir from Delhi. Jharkhand and Delhi are cricketers' home states respectively. 

The reports added that they have been approached by BJP leaders and that talks are ongoing. There has however been no confirmation whether the players have accepted the proposal or not.  

The reports said Gambhir will contest from the New Delhi seat. The reports added that he has wide acceptability and is known for his social work. 

As for Dhoni, the reports said the BJP is keen on him as their star campaigner for Jharkhand. 

While Dhoni is playing the current West Indies ODI and T20 series, Gambhir has been absent from the Indian squad for some time.