Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar

Legendary cricketer and former India captain Sachin Tendulkar have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The cricket legend took to social media to confirm the news with all his followers.

Sachin Tendulkar tested positive for Coronavirus

“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,” Tendulkar wrote in a statement on his official Twitter profile.

“I’ve quarantined myself at home and am following all the necessary protocols as advised by my doctors,” the statement further read.

“I want to thank all the healthcare professionals who are supporting me and many others across the country. Take care all of you.”

“Sachin has got himself tested and the report has come out positive. He has isolated himself and is following all the necessary protocols,” a source close to the family told news agency PTI on Saturday.

Sachin Tendulkar, 47, had recently participated in the Road Safety World Series in Raipur where he led the Indian team to the title.

The tournament was played to spread awareness about road safety measures and featured some of the biggest names of cricket like Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Brian Lara, Kevin Pietersen, Sanath Jayasuriya, Tilakaratne Dilshan, Jonty Rhodes to name a few.

Sachin scored 223 in 7 matches in the Road Safety World Series with the highest score of 65. In the tournament, he scored two fifties. In the final, India Legends beat Sri Lanka Legends by 14 runs with Yusuf Pathan emerging as the Man of the Match.

Fans and cricketers wish for his speedy recovery