India, March 22 -- Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir is set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday with weeks to go for the Lok Sabha elections.

The cricketer is likely to contest elections from one of the seven Delhi Lok Sabha seats.

With his reach of nearly nine million followers, the 37-year-old cricketer has been frequently commenting on social and security issues leading to speculation that he was planning to join politics.

He had, however, dismissed all speculation saying: "I have got a young family and I need to think about them as well because I have hardly spent any time with them. I do not want to miss their early days and let us see where I go from here."

The former opening batsman was conferred with India's four...