New Delhi: Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag has declined the BJP's provide to contest the Lok Sabha polls on birthday celebration ticket citing private motives, a top chief of its Delhi unit stated.

He, however, asserted that Shewag's former teammate Gautam Gambhir is "serious" regarding making a foray into politics and may contest the polls from Delhi.

Sehwag's call became below attention for the West Delhi seat that is presently being held through BJP MP Parvesh Verma.

. But, Sehwag refused the provide mentioning non-public reasons, the chief said.

He stated, "Sehwag stated he become not inquisitive about politics or contesting elections."

In February, there were reviews that Sehwag would possibly contest the polls on BJP ticket from Rohtak in Haryana. But the former India opener had posted on Twitter, "some things by no means alternate, like this hearsay. Identical in 2014, and no innovation even in rumour in 2019. Not fascinated then, no longer fascinated now. #BaatKhatam #5YearChallenge (sic)."

In July remaining year, Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Delhi BJP leader Manoj Tiwari had met Sehwag as part of the birthday celebration's 'Sampark for Samarthan' initiative, giving rise to speculations that he might also be a part of the saffron party.

The pinnacle chief of the BJP's Delhi unit stated, "Gambhir has started attending conferences in the run as much as the Lok Sabha polls. He attended one such meeting organised through a resident welfare affiliation in Defence Colony earlier this week."

while contacted, Gambhir instructed PTI, "I don't have any clue of it. As of now, they are rumours."

After Gambhir announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in December last year, prime Minister Narendra Modi had sent him a congratulatory letter for his contribution to the game as nicely for his efforts to deliver "advantageous distinction inside the lives of the lesser privileged."

"when you introduced retirement from all types of cricket, you left numerous properly wishers of yours upset. However, this decision marks the start of not one however several other innings of your existence," Modi had said within the letter.

After his retirement, there has been speculation that Gambhir may be a part of politics however he had categorically rejected it at that time.

Delhi will visit polls on may additionally 12. BJP applicants for the seven parliamentary seats in the country wide capital are anticipated to be announced inside the first week of April.