Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag after citing personal reasons has declined to contest Lok Sabha polls on BJP’s party ticket. It is said that Mr. Sehwag's name was under consideration for the West Delhi seat that is currently being held by BJP MP Parvesh Verma.
A top leader of BJP’s Delhi unit has however said that former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir is "serious" regarding making a foray into politics and may contest the polls from Delhi. Gambhir has started attending meetings in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls. He attended one such meeting organised by a resident welfare association in Defence Colony earlier this week."
However, the former cricketer has denied this news and has said that “I have no clue of it. As of now, they are rumors”.