Sachin Tendulkar Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Says "Quarantined Myself At Home"

Sachin Tendulkar revealed on Saturday that he had tested positive for coronavirus Sachin Tendulkar has tested positive for coronavirus.

Cricket great Sachin Tendulkar revealed on Saturday that he had tested positive for coronavirus. The world's most successful international batsman took to Twitter to share the news, saying that he has quarantined himself at home. "I have been testing myself and taking all the recommended precautions to ensure Covid is kept at bay. However, I've tested positive today following mild symptoms. All others at home have tested negative. I've quarantined myself at home and am following all the necessary protocols as advised by my doctors," the cricket legend tweeted.

"I want to thank all the healthcare professionals who are supporting me and many others across the country."

Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket in 2013, was recently seen in action during the Road Safety World Series where he led the India Legends to the title, beating Sri Lanka Legends in the summit clash.

India Legends completely dominated the tournament winning all but one match en route their title triumph.

The tournament, aimed at creating awareness about road safety featured former cricketers from top cricketing nations like England, South Africa, the West Indies and Bangladesh.

Sachin scored 30 off 23 balls in the final against the Tillakaratne Dilshan-led side to give his side a solid start as they posted 181/4 in their 20 overs.

Sri Lanka Legends fought hard but fell short of the target by 14 runs as India Legends lifted the trophy after a dominating campaign.

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], March 27 (ANI): Former Indian cricketer and legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has tested positive for COVID-19.

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], March 27 (ANI): Former Indian cricketer and legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has tested positive for COVID-19.

Taking to social media, the Little Master informed that all other members at his home have returned a negative COVID result.

"I have been testing myself and taking all the recommended precautions to ensure Covid is kept at bay. However, I've tested positive today following mild symptoms," Tendulkar said in a statement on Twitter.

"All others at home have tested negative. I've quarantined myself at home and am following all the necessary protocols as advised by my doctors. I want to thank all the healthcare professionals who are supporting me and many others across the country. Take care all of you," he added.

Over the course of the last week, Maharashtra has been witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases, and reported more than 35952 new infections in the last 24 hours, as per the health ministry update on Saturday morning.

Tendulkar, who recently led India Legends to a win in Road Safety World Series, was a member of India's World Cup 2011 winning team. He was the first man to score the coveted double century in ODI cricket, when he hit an unbeaten 200 against South Africa in February 2010.

In ODI cricket rankings, he was on top for a total of 112 matches or 354 days. He is also the youngest to top the ODI batting rankings - at 8346 days old in February 1996.

In ODI cricket, he peaked at 887 points in November 1998. He made it as high as number two in the ODI all-rounders table in March 1996.

Earlier this month, Indian football skipper Sunil Chhetri had informed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. However, he was "fine" and was in recovering mode. (ANI)


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