Kolkata: Indian cricketer Manoj Tiwary joined the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, The Quint had reported that Tiwary, a former captain of the Bengal cricket team, will be joining the ruling dispensation in the state, at a rally by party supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in Hooghly’s Chinsurah.
Tiwary joined the party at the rally along with other eminent personalities.
Tiwary took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to make the announcement. He shared his new Instagram page for party activities, marking his “new journey”.
“A new journey begins from today. Need all your love & support. From now onwards this will be my political profile on Instagram,” said Tiwary in his tweet.
Tiwary has represented India in the one-day international (ODI) and T20 formats. He has also played for the Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab, and Rising Pune Supergiants in the Indian Premier League.
Sources in the TMC earlier said that the party approached Tiwary about four weeks ago as they saw him as a suitable “celebrity” replacement to cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla.