Why Is This Connection There In The First Place?
While many of you might be knowing about the relation between cricket and politics, allow us to discuss and explain things by making use of a few tables. The relation between the two is strong because of two main reasons.
- Cricketers represent our country and hence they can take political responsibilities. Many of them have went on to become seasoned politicians as well.
- Politicians by nature too have tremendous organizational capacity as people who can efficiently manage things without any issue. This is a key part of their political life too.
Cricketers Who Became Politicians
|Name||Political Party Joined||Political Career Summary|
|Ashok Dinda||BJP||Became MLA from Moyna (2021)|
|Gautam Gambhir||BJP||MP (Lok Sabha) from East Delhi|
|Manoj Prabhakar||AIC||Fought from South Delhi Seat|
|Chetan Chauhan||BJP||MP from Amroha (Thrice), Sitting MLA from Naugawan Sadat|
|Kirti Azad||BJP & INC||MP from Darbhanga (Thrice), MLA from Gole Market|
|Mohammed Kaif||INC||Fought Lok Sabha seat from Phulpur|
|Sachin Tendulkar||–||Nominated By President of India for Rajya Sabha (2012)|
|Vinod Kambli||Lok Bharati Party||Fought State Assembly Elections from Vikhroli|
|Mohammed Azharuddin||INC||MP from Moradabad (2009)|
|Navjot Singh Sidhu||BJP & INC||MP from Amritsar (Twice), Rajya Sabha MP (Once), MLA from Amritsar East|
As you can see, a number of them ended up winning elections and some have been in politics since a long time.
Politicians Who Were Involved In Cricket Administration
|Politician||Political Party||Cricket Administration|
|Rajeev Shukla||INC||Former IPL Chairman, Former Secretary of UPCA, Vice President BCCI|
|Anurag Thakur||BJP||Former President and Secretary BCCI|
|Sharad Pawar||NCP||ICC Vice President, ICC President, BCCI President, MCA President|
|Amit Shah||BJP||Former Vice President GCA|