Sehwag said 'no' to BJP offer but inspired by PM Modi, Gautam Gambhir embraces BJP

New Delhi, March 22: Star cricketer Gautam Gambhir is inspired by PM Modi and he said this Friday. 'Inspired by PM Modi' Gambhir has now joined BJP.  Former Cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad. Jaitley welcomed him to the party and said Gambir's role will be decided. "He's an important induction," Jaitley said. Gambhir said he was 'inspired by PM Modi'.

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Friday joined the BJP in the presence of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad ahead of the coming Lok Sabha elections.Earlier citing personal reasons, Virendra Sehwag had declined BJP's offer of contesting elections.