Former cricketer Vinod Kambli started his political innings on Thursday by filing his nomination for the Maharashtra [ Images ] assembly polls on October 13, from suburban Vikhroli in north-eastern Mumbai [ Images ].
Vinod travelled in a local train from Sion to Vikhroli and filled his nomination, along with supporters from his political outfit Lok Bharati. "I started my first inning as a cricketer from the train so wanted to start my second inning from the there (train)," Kambli said.
The left-handed batsman, appealed voters to vote him as a politician not as the cricketer. "I want to take cricket and politics separately and work for betterment of the people," he said. He had declared the launch of a new sports academy in collaboration with journalist Dwarkanath Sanzgiri, at a media conference in Mumbai recently.
Asked if his childhood friend and international cricketer Sachin Tendulkar [ Images ] would be doing campaign for him, he said no. "Sachin is busy with cricket but his wishes are always with me," he said.