UPDATED: March 27, 2021 7:47 PM IST
Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, on Saturday, announced that he tested positive for Covid-19 and has entered home quarantine. The cricket legend, in a message on social media, said the rest of his family had tested negative.
Following his announcement, that also stated that the cricketer tested positive after having shown mild symptoms, there is a health update on the Master Blaster. Tendulkar had a mild fever on Friday. But he has no fever as of Saturday morning.
‘The symptoms were mild. Had a little bit of fever yesterday, no fever this morning. So that’s very good news. He has quarantined and isolated himself, following every medical protocol,” Boria Majumdar said on Sports Today.
Tendulkar took to his official Twitter handle on Saturday morning (March 27) to share the news. Tendulkar is one of the biggest names to have tested positive for the virus in recently.
“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 protocols as advised by my doctors. I want to thank all the healthcare professionals who are supporting me and many others across the country. Take care all of you,” the cricketer’s statement said.
There was an outpouring of ‘get well soon’ messages for Tendulkar on Saturday moments after his tweet. Former India cricketer and Mumbai Indians team-mate Harbhajan Singh was one of the first person’s to react to the news and wrote ‘Get well soon paji’.
Notably, Sachin Tendulkar had decided not to celebrate his birthday last year as a mark of respect to the frontline workers leading India’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. There has been a surge seen in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, with Mumbai seeing over 36,000 positive cases recorded on Friday.