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Sat, 3 Apr 2021

Childhood friend of Sachin Tendulkar assures fans regarding his health condition

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has tested positive for COVID-19 during India's second wave which has made people's life tougher throughout the country. Tendulkar recently led the India Legend team to the title win in the Road Safety World Series in Raipur where they beat Sri Lanka by 14 runs in the final to lift the trophy. After that, he got affected and shared the news with everyone through his social media as well.

Apart from him, his fellow teammates during the series Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, and Subramaniam Badrinath have also emerged as COVID-19 positive cases as well. And now, Sachin Tendulkar has been hospitalized, a week after testing positive for COVID-19. He took to his official Twitter handle and shared the news, adding that as part of abundant precaution, he had to get himself admitted. Although he hoped to return home in a few days, he asked everyone to stay safe amid this situation.

He 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."

His childhood friend Atul Ranade has assured everyone that it was only a precautionary measure that he got admitted. He further shared that since Sachin Tendulkar had mild symptoms of COVID-19, it was necessary to admit him to a hospital so that the doctors could monitor his health parameters with ease with the help of all necessary machines. And, if in case, he needs anything, they can arrange it as soon as possible too.

“It’s good that he got hospitalized because it’s much better to monitor him in the hospital. He had persistent borderline symptoms of COVID, so it was necessary. With all the machines available there, they can monitor his health parameters properly,” Ranade was saying as quoted by Times of India.

People all over the world, including players have wished him a speedy recovery. Former legendary Pakistani pace bowler Wasim Akram who had many memorable on-field moments with Sachin Tendulkar 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!"

His childhood friend and former teammate Vinod Kambli too tweeted: "On this #GoodFriday, my family and I have prayed for you, my friend. Looking forward to see you soon even healthier than before!"

Tendulkar is a familiar face in the Mumbai Indians franchise who are the two-times defending champions too in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). The 2021 edition of the IPL will start on April 9 as well.

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