The game of Cricket isn’t just a game for Indians. It is akin to a religion in India. And cricketers are treated as no less than idols.
Sachin Tendulkar, aka God of Cricket in India, is a testimony of the love and affection Indian Cricketers get from their followers.
But, have you ever thought, if your favorite cricketers step into the field of politics, what will happen?
Will they be able to perform on the parliamentary pitch? Will they hit centuries of welfare work? Will they save their wicket till the last innings? Let us evaluate this.
Entry of Cricketers into Politics
In a recent post of a reputed English newspaper, Sunday Guardian, a news headline received attention overwhelmingly and caused speculation in the political landscape of India.
The news was about Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Yes, you read right. Both the cricketers are about to contest the Lok Sabha Elections of 2019.
Gautam Gambhir Will Be BJP Candidate from Delhi
As reported in the Sunday Guardian, BJP isn’t satisfied by the work of M.P. Meenakshi Lekhi in New Delhi. Therefore, BJP for 2019 has decided not to project as the BJP candidate for upcoming General-Election 2019.
Instead, the party has instilled their faith in Veteran Indian Cricketer, Gautam Gambhir. The cricketer cum gentleman is likely to contest 2019 general elections. Being a Delhiite, Gautam Gambhir has a huge following in Delhi and this must help BJP to conquer the vote bank of Delhi.
Besides Delhi, Gautam Gambhir also has a positive influence on other constituencies of Delhi. He is also involved in social work. Though his open support to the Indian Army via his tweets is concluded as his support to BJP, his followers love him for this.
MS Dhoni will Be BJP Candidate from Ranchi
The other cricketer BJP is eyeing is former Captain of Indian Cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. This legend belongs to Ranchi but has strong popularity in all parts of India. In his hometown and all over the world, he is appreciated for his wit and contribution to Indian cricket on the field.
It will be interesting to see MS Dhoni in the elections. People must be waiting to hear him in parliament. If he successfully stumps his opponent as quickly as he does on the field, we would certainly love more cricketers joining politics!
I am excited too. (When both these legends will deliver their speech, the TRPs of Lok Sabha TV will definitely rise up!)
Considering the popularity of Dhoni and Gambhir in India, it can be said that their existence in BJP will help BJP to make an effective influence on the voting dynamics.
BJP strategy to bring Gambhir from New-Delhi and Dhoni from Jharkhand might propel opponent parties to introspect on their strategies for the 2019 general election. Maybe we see more cricketers contesting the elections, from opponent parties too.
But Dhoni and Gambhir Deny Political Entry
This was just a rumor, which was intended to spread like fire, and it did. Thus, dreams of many fans who expected their idols to deliver fiery speeches in parliament been shattered.
Yet It Shows Support To Indian Cricketers
The fact that the rumor gained much attention shows that Indian Cricketers are loved unconditionally. This is the support Indian Cricketers receive from their fans and followers.
Well, this article on Feeding Trends might be a sigh of relief to opponent parties! (They no longer need to revise their 2019 election-winning strategies)
Yet, by way of this article, I would like to warn you people of the ‘era of Fake News.’ (Be aware!)
Your favorite players will hit centuries on the ground only rather than delivering a speech in parliament.