Cricketers entering politics is not a new trend in India. We have seen many popular cricket players pursuing a political career after their retirement from the sport. Players like Gautam Gambhir, Azharuddin, and Navjot Singh Sidhu have been active politicians in the recent past. Now, former spinner Harbhajan Singh may join that list.
Recently, Navjot Singh shared a picture of himself posing with Bhajji on social media. “Picture loaded with possibilities… With Bhajji the shining star,” he captioned the photo. The word ‘possibilities’ is hinting at Bhajji’s political entry, opined the sources.
The assembly elections of Punjab will be held early next year. It is being heard that the state’s ruling party Congress is in talks with Bhajji for quite some time now. Sidhu is an active Congress politician in the state. Reportedly, the duo has met each other to discuss the political plans ahead of Punjab Elections 2022.
Earlier, it was reported that both Bhajji and Yuvraj Singh will join BJP ahead of the assembly elections. However, Bhajji confirmed it as fake news. As of now, he didn’t reveal anything about his political entry. If he joins politics, he may be offered an MLA or an MP ticket from the party. Apparently, Congress feels that the inclusion of Bhajji will further strengthen their party in the state, ahead of the polls. Bhajji enjoys a huge following in Punjab and that may definitely help Congress.