Former India batting star Sachin Tendulkar tweeted late last week that he has been admitted to hospital as a precautionary measure after contracting the COVID-19 virus.
Tendulkar, who will be celebrating his 48 birthday April 24, was previously quarantining at home after testing positive following mild symptoms.
“As a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice, I have been hospitalised,” he said on Twitter. “I hope to be back home in a few days. Take care and stay safe everyone.”
Tendulkar, a former captain of team India, retired from the professional game in 2013 after notching a still unmatched 100 international centuries in a prolific 24-year career.
The star batsman lives in Mumbai, the capital of the Western Indian state of Maharashtra, which has been the hardest hit by a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.
Maharashtra had as many as 43,183 new cases on Friday with the country’s financial hub Mumbai reporting 8,646 of them both a record for single day infections.
Earlier in the day, India reported 81,466 new COVID-19 infections, the highest daily number in six months as several states were hit by a second wave of the coronavirus.
Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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