Sachin Tendulkar is hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19: Here's what he said!

A week after getting tested positive for the COVID-19 viral infection, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has on Friday admitted to a hospital in Mumbai as a precautionary measure. The master blaster has on March 27 said that he was tested positive for the novel coronavirus and he had been observing home quarantine before getting hospitalized.

The 47-year-old veteran cricketer has on Friday said that he is moving to hospital under medical advice. Taking to Twitter, Sachin said, "Thank you for your wishes and prayers. As a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice, I have been hospitalized. I hope to be back home in a few days. Take care and stay safe everyone." The development has come when Mumbai and the state of Maharashtra have been witnessing a steady surge in COVID-19 cases, warranting the government to impose restrictions to curb the spread. 

As the India cricket fans celebrate ten years of the 2011 Cricket World Cup win on Friday, Sachin Tendulkar, who was part of the Indian team and lifted the World Cup, had shared his wishes on the anniversary. In the same Twitter post announcing his hospitalization, Sachin wrote, "Wishing all Indians & my teammates on the 10th anniversary of our World cup win". 

Ever since he made the announcement that he has moved to the hospital a week after testing positive for COVID-19, several people have been wishing him a speedy recovery. On March 27, Sachin Tendulkar said he had tested positive for the pandemic. In a social media post, he wrote, "I have been testing myself and taking all the recommended precautions to ensure Covid is kept at bay". 

"However, I have 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. I want to thank all the healthcare professionals who are supporting me and many others across the country. Take care all of you", the master blaster further penned. 

Sachin Tendulkar had recently participated in the Road Safety World series T20 tournament where he captained the India Legends team, which won the championship by defeating Sri Lanka Legends. Along with Sachin, veteran players like Yusuf Pathan and Subramaniam Badrinath had also tested positive for the COVID-19 viral infection.