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April 3, 2021

Legendary Tendulkar hospitalised with Covid-19

National

 
April 3, 2021

MUMBAI: Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar announced on Friday he was in hospital after contracting COVID-19.He originally tested positive for the coronavirus on March 27 and said the hospitalization was taken as a precautionary measure. Tendulkar, who will turn 48 later this month, was previously quarantining at home, suffering mild symptoms. “As a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice, I have been hospitalized,” the batting great tweeted. “I hope to be back home in a few days. Take care and stay safe everyone.”

On March 27, Tendulkar had revealed on twitter that he had tested positive for coronavirus. He also said that all others at his house had tested negative. The former India captain had retired from professional cricket in 2013 after a prolific career spanning almost a quarter of a century.

The highest run scorer of all time in international cricket, Tendulkar made a habit of tearing up the record books. He notched up 100 centuries for India, a feat unsurpassed by any player, of any nation, on his way to becoming the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket. Tendulkar is also the first batsman to score a double century in the one day version of the sport.

“Thank you for your wishes and prayers. As a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice, I have been hospitalised. I hope to be back home in a few days. Take care and stay safe everyone,” Sachin Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.

The legendary batsman also wished his teammates and “all Indians” on the 10th anniversary of India’s 2011 World Cup triumph.He lives in Mumbai, the capital of the western Indian state of Maharashtra, which has been the hardest hit by a resurgence in coronavirus infections.

On Friday, India registered 81,466 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest daily increase in six months. India is the third-hardest hit country in the world, in terms of cases, with more than 12.3 million recorded infections.

Tendulkar had recently participated in the Road Safety World Series T20 tournament where he captained the India Legends team. Three other members of the India Legends squad — Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan and Subramaniam Badrinath — have also tested positive for coronavirus. The tournament was held in Raipur with fans present in the stadium.