Number extraction from string using regex working partially

I’m extracting the phone numbers that begin with 9 followed by other 9 digits from tweets using JavaScript.

Here’s the regex pattern I am using:

var numberPattern = /^9[0-9]{9}/;

Here’s the pattern matching phase:

var numberstring = JSON.stringify(data[i].text);
        if(numberPattern.test(data[i].text.toString()) == true){

          var obj={
            tweet : {
                status : data[i].text
            phone : numberstring.match(numberPattern)


The problem is it is working for few numbers and not all. Also, I want to modify the regex to accept +91 prefix to numbers as well and(or) reject a starting 0 in numbers. I’m a beginner in regex, so help is needed. Thanks.


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Source: regex

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