New Delhi, July 12: After former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), there are speculations that ex-captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is also joining the saffron cadre. BJP leader and former Union minister Sanjay Paswan has made a claim that Dhoni will soon become a part of 'Team Narendra Modi'. BJP President Amit Shah Meets Mahendra Singh Dhoni As Part Of 'Sampark For Samarthan' Initiative.
According to Paswan, the conversations are going on and if all goes well then MS Dhoni will join BJP after retirement. Speaking to a private news channel, Paswan has claimed that he has met Dhoni several times in connection with joining BJP. Paswan said that through the medium of cricket, he has served the country a lot and now Dhoni is going to come into politics for the service of the society and the country. Is Chris Gayle Joining BJP?
Paswan, however, has made it clear that Dhoni has not given a final call on joining BJP. Significantly, before the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP launched a campaign called 'Sampark Se Samarthan' (Contact for Support), under which BJP national president Amit Shah met also Dhoni and other celebrities.
If Dhoni joins politics then he will enter the club of those Indian cricketers, who first showed charisma in cricket and later tried luck in politics. The list of such players in quite long. Recently, Gautam Gambhir, part of ICC 2011 World Cup winning team, joined the league. Mohammad Azharuddin, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Kirti Azad, Mohammad Kaif, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi among others have also joined politics after their successful cricketing career.