Sachin Tendulkar gets hospitalized a week after testing COVID-19 positive

Sachin Tendulkar gets hospitalized a week after testing COVID-19 positive

Sachin Tendulkar is hopeful that he would return home soon.

Sachin Tendulkar tests positive for COVID-19
Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

A week after being tested positive for COVID-19, batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has been hospitalized ‘as a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice. Last week, the former India batsman had announced the news of his diagnosis on Twitter and had urged his fans and well-wishers to be careful.

The development came just a few days after Tendulkar led India Legends to victory in the final of the Road Safety World Series. The tournament was postponed last year and was rescheduled this month in Raipur. In the final, India Legends beat Sri Lanka Legends to get their hands on the trophy. Tendulkar led India Legends from the very front and finished the competition as the team’s highest run-scorer.

In seven games, the right-handed batsman scored 233 runs at an average of almost 39. The tournament was completed in a smooth manner as no players tested positive for the dreaded virus. But within a week of the conclusion of the competition, several players including Tendulkar tested positive. The other players who were part of the India Legends camp and tested positive for COVID-19 were S Badrinath, Irfan Pathan, and Yusuf Pathan.

Take care and stay safe everyone: Sachin Tendulkar

Soon after Sachin Tendulkar announced the news of his diagnosis, messages poured in as people wished for his well being. And the legendary batsman gave an update on his health on Friday while wishing his compatriots on the 10th anniversary of India’s win in the 2011 World Cup. Tendulkar took to Twitter to reveal that he has been hospitalised and hoped he would be back home in a few days. He also asked others to take care of themselves.

“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. Wishing all Indians & my teammates on the 10th anniversary of our World Cup win,” wrote Sachin Tendulkar.

Recently, India women team’s T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur also tested positive for COVID-19. She got herself tested after experiencing mild symptoms. Last year, Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaekwad were among the 13 CSK squad members who had contracted the virus. India batsman Karun Nair had tested positive too while former India cricketer Chetan Chauhan tragically passed away after contracting the virus.