Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Recently, reports were published in some sections of media that former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh might run for election with the BJP in Gurdaspur. The reports were published as the current MP Sunny Deol decided not to run again last year amid criticism for not being present in his constituency. 

The rumors about Yuvraj’s candidacy increased after the former southpaw and his mother, Shabnam Singh, met with Union minister Nitin Gadkari recently.

However, the legendary India all-rounder has denied media reports suggesting his candidacy in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections from Gurdaspur. He clarified his commitment to supporting people through his foundation, emphasizing his decision not to venture into politics.

“Contrary to media reports, I’m not contesting elections from Gurdaspur. My passion lies in supporting and helping people in various capacities, and I will continue to do so through my foundation @YOUWECAN. Let’s continue making a difference together to the best of our abilities,” Yuvi wrote on X (earlier known as Twitter).

Notably, 42-year-old Yuvraj is gearing up for the Legends Cricket Trophy 2024, kicking off at Pallekele Stadium in Kandy on March 8. The stylish left-hander will be representing NY Superstar Strikers in the tournament.