Gautam Gambhir takes a dig at opposition after winning his maiden Parliament election

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Gautam Gambhir takes a dig at opposition after winning his maiden Parliament election

Cricketer-turned-politician and Bharatiya Janata Party leader (BJP) Gautam Gambhir hit a century on ‘debut’, winning his maiden Parliament election by a massive margin.

Gambhir has won from East Delhi constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls by over 3 lakh votes.

He sort of demolished his opponents, securing close to seven lakh votes, leaving close rivals – Congress’ Arvinder Singh Lovely and AAP’s Aatishi Marlena – way behind.

Gambhir took a dig at political rivals – Lovely and Aatishi – through his Twitter account.

He tweeted: “Neither it’s a ‘Lovely’ cover drive and nor it is an ‘Atishi Ballebaazi’. It’s just the BJP’s ‘Gambhir’ ideology which people have supported,” he wrote.

The southpaw also thanked the voters of Delhi and BJP personnel for their support during the elections.

The former cricketer said that he was “influenced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his vision for the country” as he joined BJP in April.

A veteran of 58 Tests and 147 one-day internationals, Gautam Gambhir was a key member of the Indian teams that won the T20 World Cup in 2007 and the One-Day International World Cup in 2011.

The former Test opener retired from international cricket last year, capping a 15-year career.

He was awarded the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth highest civilian honour, earlier this year.

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