Sachin Tendulkar has been hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19 last week. This decision has been taken as a precautionary measure.
Road Safety World Series
Tendulkar is only one of several other players who took part in the Road Safety World Series – the final of which took place on 21 March and ended in a victory for the India Legends. He was the first of his teammates to get a positive test result. He had then announced his test results via social media stating that his symptoms were mild.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 27, 2021
Fellow Indian cricketers Pathans Yusuf, Irfan Pathan, and Subramaniam Badrinath have also tested positive since the series finished up.
Hoping to be home in a few days
Reaching out to his fanbase on Twitter, Tendulkar mentioned that he will hopefully be going home in the coming days. He also thanked his many millions of fans for their prayers and good wishes for a full recovery.
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.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 2, 2021
His condition will be closely monitored over the next few days in the hopes that he will indeed be able to return home.
India’s World Cup Win Anniversary
In what has brought up a lot of mixed emotions, Tendulkar’s hospitalisation comes on the 10th anniversary of India’s 2011 World Cup win where India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets. Sachin Tendulkar had been a huge part of Indian cricket for almost 20 years. During his cricket career, he had tallied up 100 international hundreds, 34,357 international runs and, of course, the World Cup medal.