India Legend Tendulkar In Hospital After Contracting Coronavirus
Sumaira FH 10 days ago Fri 02nd April 2021 | 11:11 PM
Mumbai, April 2 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Apr, 2021 ) :The cricket world united to send support to Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar after he announced that he was hospitalised Friday as a precautionary measure to combat the coronavirus.
The 47-year-old "little master" of batting is one of the most high-profile cases of a new pandemic surge in the country of 1.3 billion people.
"As a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice, I have been hospitalised," Tendulkar said on Twitter.
"I hope to be back home in a few days. Take care and stay safe everyone." The announcement took Tendulkar's former cricket friends and foes by surprise.
"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!" said Akram who bowled at Tendulkar in his debut series as a 16-year-old.
- Legends struck down - Tendulkar is the highest run-scorer ever in Test matches and one-day internationals. He retired in 2013 after playing in 200 Tests, in which he made 15,921 runs.
He scored another 18,426 runs in 463 ODIs and hit 100 centuries across both formats.
Crowds were allowed into the stadium in Raipur for the matches.
India is battling a new wave of Covid-19 cases -- daily infections rose to more than 81,000 on Friday with 469 deaths, the highest since October.
Tendulkar's home state of Maharashtra, which includes Mumbai, accounted for more than 47,000 cases and authorities have said they cannot rule out a full lockdown as the health system risks collapsing under the strain.
Many cities have reported soaring cases over the past two weeks. Priyanka Gandhi, a key member of the Gandhi family that has dominated Indian politics in the seven decades since independence, said she was going into isolation because her husband had tested positive.