Sachin Tendulkar who tweeted on Friday morning, that he’s shifted to the hospital almost a week after being diagnosed with COVID-19 left the batting legend’s fans in panic mode.
Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who tested positive for Covid-19 last week, has been admitted to the hospital. Sachin Tendulkar tweeted on Friday that he decided to go to a hospital in Mumbai “as a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice”.
Sachin Tendulkar Hospitalized For Testing Covid-19 Positive As Covid-19 Cases Increase In Maharastra
Sachin Tendulkar, 47, shared the news at a time when India is staring at what experts have called a “deadlier second wave”. India reported 81,466 news cases and 469 deaths on Thursday – the highest daily spike since December.
The country’s Covid caseload had dropped sharply in January when it was reporting less than 15,000 cases daily. But cases began to spike again in March, largely driven by poor test-and-trace and lax safety protocols. Many of the new cases were reported in the western state of Maharashtra, where Sachin Tendulkar lives in city of Mumbai.
Since the pandemic began, India has confirmed more than 12.2 million cases and over 163,000 deaths. It has the third-highest number of infections in the world after the United States and Brazil – however, its number of deaths per capita is far lower.
“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. Wishing all Indians and my teammates on the 10th anniversary of our World Cup win,” Tendulkar tweeted.
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.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 2, 2021
Indian cricket great Sachin Tendulkar said on Friday he has been hospitalized as a precautionary measure, six days after he tested positive for coronavirus.
Sachin Tendulkar Hospitalized Only As A Precautionary Measure: Atul Ranade
However, in the evening, childhood friend Atul Ranade, who speaks to the retired maestro daily, confirmed that the doctors hospitalized Sachin Tendulkar only as a “precautionary measure.”
“It’s good that he got hospitalized because it’s much better to monitor him in the hospital. He had persistent borderline symptoms (for covid), so it was necessary. With all the machines available there, they can monitor his health parameters properly,” Ranade told TOI.
According to sources, Sachin Tendulkar, a ‘Bharat Ratna,’ has been admitted to the HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Girgaon in South Mumbai. It’s the same hospital where Rashmi Thackeray, wife of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, was admitted to on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, wishes for a speedy recovery poured in for Sachin Tendulkar. Former cricketers Pragyan Ojha, RP Singh, and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah also sent their wishes to Sachin Tendulkar.
“I wish him a super-fast recovery,” batting legend Sunil Gavaskar told TOI.
Sachin Tendulkar’s childhood friend and former Mumbai and India teammate Vinod Kambli tweeted: “On this #GoodFriday, my family and I have prayed for you, my friend. Looking forward to see you soon even healthier than before!”
On this #GoodFriday, my family and I have prayed for you, my friend. Looking forward to see you soon even healthier than before! https://t.co/giaXThln56
— Vinod Kambli (@vinodkambli349) April 2, 2021
From across the border, former Pakistan skipper and pace bowling great Wasim Akram, who had many memorable on-field cricketing battles with the ‘Master Blaster,’ tweeted: “Even when you were 16, you battled the world’s best bowlers with guts and aplomb… so I am sure you will hit Covid-19 for a SIX! Recover soon master! Would be great if you celebrate India’s World Cup 2011 anniversary with doctors and hospital staff… do send me a pic!”
Even when you were 16, you battled world’s best bowlers with guts and aplomb… so I am sure you will hit Covid-19 for a SIX! Recover soon master! Would be great if you celebrate India’s World Cup 2011 anniversary with doctors and hospital staff… do send me a pic! https://t.co/ICO3vto9Pb
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) April 2, 2021
Reliving one of his ‘favourite rivalries’, Shoaib Akhtar tweeted a picture of himself with the batting legend from a one-day match and also wished the Master Blaster a speedy recovery from COVID-19. After former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram sent his warm wishes for the Indian batsman, all-rounder Shahid Afridi took to Twitter to express his wishes to the leading run-scorer in international cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar recently led India Legends to victory at the Road Safety World Series. India Legends beat Sri Lanka Legends in the final of the tournament to lift the inaugural title. Yusuf Pathan, Subramaniam Badrinath, and Irfan Pathan also tested positive for COVID after playing in the tournament for India Legends.
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