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Sachin Tendulkar: Former India captain admitted to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus

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Sachin Tendulkar tested positive for coronavirus last week and had been suffering with mild symptoms; the former India captain has been admitted to hospital as a precaution after medical advice

Sachin Tendulkar has been admitted to hospital after suffering with coronavirus symptoms

Sachin Tendulkar has been admitted to hospital after suffering with coronavirus symptoms

India batting great Sachin Tendulkar has been admitted to hospital as a precautionary measure after contracting coronavirus.

Tendulkar, who will turn 48 later this month, was previously quarantining at home after testing positive last week following mild symptoms.

He tweeted: “Thank you for your wishes and prayers. As a matter of abundant precauti on under medical advice, I have been hospitalised. I hope to be back home in a few days.

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“Take care and stay safe everyone. Wishing all Indians & my teammates on the 10th anniversary of our World Cup win.”

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Former India captain Tendulkar retired from the professional game in 2013 after notching a still unmatched 100 international centuries in a prolific 24-year career.

He lives in Mumbai, the capital of the Western Indian state of Maharashtra which has been the hardest hit by a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.

Maharashtra had as many as 43,183 new cases on Friday with the country’s financial hub Mumbai reporting 8,646 of them – both a record for single-day infections.

Earlier in the day, India reported 81,466 new COVID-19 infections, the highest daily number in six months, as several states were hit by a second wave of the coronavirus.

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