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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - MUMBAI — Indian cricket great Sachin Tendulkar revealed on Saturday that he had tested positive for coronavirus. The world's most successful international batsman took to Twitter to share the news, saying that he has quarantined himself at home.
"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. I've quarantined myself at home and am following all the necessary protocols as advised by my doctors," the cricket legend tweeted.
"I want to thank all the healthcare professionals who are supporting me and many others across the country."
Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket in 2013, was recently seen in action during the Road Safety World Series where he led the India Legends to the title, beating Sri Lanka Legends in the summit clash.
The tournament, aimed at creating awareness about road safety featured former cricketers from top cricketing nations like England, South Africa, the West Indies and Bangladesh.
Tendulkar’s cricket career spanned 24 years, in which time he amassed a record 15,921 runs — making him the highest run scorer in Test history. Tendulkar's announcement comes as India experiences a spike in COVID-19 cases.
On Friday, India's Ministry of Health reported 59,118 new coronavirus cases — the country's most in a single day since last year. Many of the cases are in Maharashtra state, which reported more than 36,900 new infections and 112 related deaths Friday. Officials have announced a night curfew starting Sunday. — Agencies
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