Cricketers turning politicians is not new in India. The latest cricketer to foray into politics is Gautam Gambhir.
Former Indian and Delhi cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) just ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Reports suggest that the former Indian cricketer is likely to contest in the New Delhi parliamentary constituency.
Here is a look at how some other cricketers-turned politicians have fared so far in India.