Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar tests positive for COVID-19 pandemic

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Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has been tested positive for the global pandemic novel COVID-19.

Tendulkar has announced the news on his social media account on Saturday. The batting maestro has further shared that he has mild symptoms of COVID-19 whereas no other member in his family has been affected by the deadly coronavirus yet.

However, he has isolated himself and maintaining all the guidelines of the pandemic as well.

“I’ve tested positive today following mild symptoms” – Sachin Tendulkar

“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 the necessary protocols as advised by my doctors,” Sachin Tendulkar tweeted.

“I want to thank all the healthcare professionals who are supporting me and many others across the country,” he again shared.

Recently, he had taken part in the Road Safety World Series, where he successfully led his side to the title win also. Meanwhile, he was seen in fine touch throughout the tournament and he had scored two fifties for his team as well.

The ‘God of Cricket’, Sachin Tendulkar has played for the country from 1989 to 2013. He was a part of the team that won the 2011 ICC World Cup under the leadership of former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in India. Even after retiring from the game, Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of most runs in ODIs and in the Tests as well and he is the only player to have played 200 games in the longer format as well.

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As far as the final of the Road Safety World Series is concerned, Yusuf Pathan’s all-round show helped India Legends beat Sri Lanka Legends by 14 runs. Put in to bat first, India put up 181 for 4 with Yusuf hammering an unbeaten 62 off 36 and Yuvraj scoring 60 off 41.

In reply, Sri Lanka could only manage 167 runs for 7 with Yusuf registering the figures of 2 for 26 while Irfan Pathan claimed 2 for 29. Yusuf was the man of the match in the final as well.

India were 35 for 2 after losing Virender Sehwag and S Badrinath very cheaply but Sachin Tendulkar steadied the ship with 30 off 23. Yuvraj and Yusuf then took charge where Yusuf accelerated towards the end of the game to steer India to a massive score as well.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka got a steady start with Tillakaratne Dilshan and Sanath Jayasuriya stitching 62 runs for the opening wicket but their dismissal broke the shackle of wickets and they collapsed in the middle and reduced to 91 for 4.

Yusuf dismissed both Dilshan and Jayasuriya. Later, Chinthaka Jayasinghe (30) and Kaushalya Weeraratne (38 off 15) tried their best but Manpreet Gony, Irfan Pathan and Munaf Patel held their nerves and India secured a convincing win as well.

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