A video is being shared on social media claiming it as the visuals of Prime Minister Narendra Modi playing cricket at a playground. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi playing cricket.
Fact: The man seen playing cricket in the video is the former cricketer and Yuvraj Singh’s father, Yograj Singh. The video has nothing to do with PM Narendra Modi. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When an Instagram user has recently shared the same video with a similar description, another user responded to the post and said that the man seen batting in the video is former cricketer Yograj Singh. On searching for this video using keywords, the same video was found posted on the official Instagram handle of Yograj Singh. Former cricketer and Yuvraj’s Singh father Yograj Singh shared this video on 14 March 2022.
In 2013, during the inauguration of a new cricket stadium in Rajkot, PM Modi tried his hand at batting. Narendra Modi shared a picture of his batting pose on his Facebook page on 06 January 2013. Narendra Modi was seen posing as a left-hander while he was batting in the stadium. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be confirmed that the man seen batting in the video is not PM Modi.
To sum it up, the person seen playing cricket in this video is former cricketer Yograj Singh, not PM Narendra Modi.