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Yuvraj Singh congratulates Sunny Deol and Gautam Gambhir on Lok Sabha election win

Both the MP-elects won from their respective constituencies on a BJP ticket.

Yuvraj Singh of India
Yuvraj Singh. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

Veteran India batsman Yuvraj Singh has congratulated Bollywood actor Sunny Deol and his former teammate Gautam Gambhir on their wins in the recent Lok Sabha Elections. The Bollywood star was contesting the elections from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency in Punjab. In a state where the Indian National Congress was head and shoulders above the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), the actor turned out to be an exception.

The Congress won eight of the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, a state where it came back to power since 2017. However, Sunny Deol turned out to be an exception as he defeated his Congress rival Sunil Kumar Jakhar, thus wresting the seat back from the opposition. Gambhir, on the other hand, also a BJP candidate was given the ticket right ahead of the elections, he contested from the East Delhi constituency.

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He beat Congress’ strongman Harvinder Singh Lovely who was second in the race and AAP’s Atishi who was expected to give him a tough fight. The recently retired cricketer is one of the seven MPs of the BJP from Delhi and might as well play a key role in the central government.

Following the election results, Yuvraj Singh took to Twitter to congratulate Mr Deol. The World Cup-winning star also said he was confident of seeing Mr Deol justifying the faith of the people as he tweeted:

“Congratulations @iamsunnydeol on your victory ! People of Gurdaspur have shown their love and faith in you and I am sure you will live up to all their expectations and love. Best wishes always 🙏”

For Gambhir, he showed confidence that he will work positively and make things better for the people. Yuvi wished him the best.

Yuvraj considers retirement:

Meanwhile, Yuvraj is reportedly considering retirement from the game in order to become a T20 freelancer. He recently played for IPL champions Mumbai Indians but could play only the first four games of the season. He is also unlikely to make a comeback to the Indian team anymore and is thus looking out for new ways to continue his career. In case, he wants to play T20 cricket outside of India, he will have to announce his retirement from international and domestic cricket as BCCI does not allow the active players to play in T20 leagues outside the country.

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