Sachin Tendulkar tests positive for COVID-19: Here's what he had said!

In a shocking development, Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has on Saturday said that he had contracted the COVID-19 viral infection and he has quarantined himself at his residence. The development has come days after some of the famous people including Aamir Khan and Madhavan had tested positive for the global pandemic. 

The cricketing legend has tested positive for the viral infection days after participating in the Road Safety World Series. Though he had tested positive, Sachin asserted that all others at home had spelled negative for the viral infection and he has been following the protocols as advised by his doctors. 

In a statement that he released on Saturday on social media, Sachin said, "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 have 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 47-year-old retired cricketer added. Ever since he had made the announcement that he had tested positive for the pandemic, several cricketers and thousands of his fans have been extending their wishes to the master blaster to get a speedy recovery. 

Recently, Sachin had participated in the Road Safety World Series, which was a T20 tournament featuring retired cricketers. He was also the brand ambassador of the tournament and he was part of the winning Indian Legends team. He finished the tournament as the third-highest scorer with 233 runs. India won the tournament by defeating Sri Lanka Legends in the final that was held at Raipur's Naya Raipur International Cricket Stadium. 

Earlier this week, some of the celebrities had tested positive for the viral infection even as India braces up the second wave of Novel coronavirus. Bollywood star Aamir Khan had tested positive on Wednesday while actor Madhavan had tested positive for the human to human transmitting virus on Thursday. And Sachin has tested positive on Saturday and placed himself in home quarantine.