Virender Sehwag turned down offer to contest Lok Sabha elections on BJP ticket citing personal reasons, say sources4Photo© news18.com

Virender Sehwag turned down offer to contest Lok Sabha elections on BJP ticket citing personal reasons, say sources

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Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag has declined the BJP's offer to contest the Lok Sabha polls on party ticket citing personal reasons, a top leader of its Delhi unit said.

He, however, asserted that Mr Shewag's former teammate Gautam Gambhir is "serious" regarding making a foray into politics and may contest the polls from Delhi.

Mr Sehwag's name was under consideration for the West Delhi seat that is currently being held by BJP MP Parvesh Verma. But, the cricketer refused the offer citing personal reasons, the leader said.