Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 70 on Thursday (September 19) and birthday wishes are pouring in for him from all around the world. Born in 1950, Narendra Modi is serving as the 14th and current PM of India. PM Modi is arguably the most popular political leader in the country at the moment as his ability to connect with the masses is exceptional.  Coming from a humble background, Modi's rise in the Indian political landscape is nothing but incredible. On the occasion of the PM Modi's special day, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina and many other prominent members of cricket fraternity took to social media and extended wishes.PM Narendra Modi 70th Birthday: Here Are Lesser Known Facts About Prime Minister of India.

Narendra Modi joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the political ideologue of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), at a very tender age. Despite several ups and downs, Modi proved his mettle in every juncture. He joined BJP in 1975 and didn't take long in becoming a vital cog of the party. Narendra Modi became a member of the BJP's National Election Committee in 1990 and, in 2001, he was selected as the chief minister of Gujarat. He served as the CM till 2014 before becoming Prime Minister of the country. Narendra Modi retained his position by winning the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. With this, he became the first non-congress leader to win to consecutive terms with full majority. Meanwhile, let's look at how cricket stars wished the Indian PM. Narendra Modi Birthday: President Ram Nath Kovind, Amit Shah, Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal And Others Wish Prime Minister As He Turns 70.

Sachin Tendulkar Shares Throwback Picture!!

Virat Kohli's Message!!

Yuvraj Singh's Heartfelt Post!!

Shikhar Dhawan Wishes PM!!

Suresh Raina Wishes For Many More Milestones!!

Greetings From Pragyan Ojha!!

Speaking of cricket action, the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is set to go underway on September 19 and players of all the teams are leaving no stones unturned in their training. Owing to the COVID-19 crisis in India, IPL 2020 is taking place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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