Cricketer Praveen Kumar has joined Samajwadi Party. Kumar is a right-hand medium-pace bowler.
He joined the party which is in power in Uttar Pradesh in the presence of CM Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow, as per OneIndia report.
The 29-year-old is from Meerut. He was playing for Gujarat Lions in IPL 9.
He last played for India in a T20 match against South Africa in 2012.
Some stats from his career:
Test: 27 wickets in 6 matches
ODI: 77 wickets in 68 matches
T20I: 8 wickets in 10 matches