Sachin Tendulkar hospitalised on 10th World Cup anniversary after positive Covid test

Sachin Tendulkar was one of four people who participated in the Road Safety World Series to test positive.

Sachin Tendulkar in a file photo. (Image credit: Twitter/Rajasthan Royals)
By Arnab Mukherji | Apr 3, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

On the 10th anniversary of India’s historic world cup triumph in 2011, Sachin Tendulkar tweeted that he had been admitted to a hospital as a precautionary measure under medical advice. Tendulkar had tested positive for Covid-19 last Sunday. He is one of the players that participated in the Road Safety World Series to test positive. He also mentioned that he hoped to be back home soon in the tweet.

 “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,” the tweet read.

 Tendulkar is considered to be one of the greatest batsmen the world has ever seen. He was part of the 2011 World Cup-winning squad. Tendulkar was the second-leading run-scorer in the tournament and scored fifties in the quarterfinal and semi-final.

 He is the leading run-scorer of all time in one-day internationals and Tests. Tendulkar was a vital member of the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

 The little master has been hospitalised at a time when the country is witnessing a resurgence of the virus. India reported over 80,000 new cases on Saturday, a high percentage of which were reported from Maharashtra.

The number of new cases was on the decline at the turn of the year but a second wave has gripped the country despite the mass vaccination drive.