Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is suffering from mild symptoms. Often lauded as the God of Indian Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar took to twitter to share the news to his followers.

Tendulkar in his tweet wrote, “”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.”

The legendary batsman also thanked the healthcare workers who has been supporting him and every Indian who has been fighting against the virus that has made its way to every corner of the globe.

Amid the rising COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, it should come to no one’s surprise that even famous personalities like Sachin Tendulkar, who can and must have followed all social-distancing norms, have still contracted the virus.

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After he shared the news, cricket fraternity came together in wishing the master blaster a speedy recovery.

Sachin had recently taken to the cricket outfield in the Road Safety World Series. The legendary cricketer from Maharashtra was the captain of the India Legends team. Sachin through his batting and captainship prowess, took his team to victories in multiple matches and eventually won the Road Safety World Series tournament after defeating Sri Lanka Legends. In his 7 innings, Mr. Tendulkar made 223 runs with a respectable average of 31. The tournament also featured some of the biggest name in the cricket world like Virendra Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Kevin Pietersen, Sanath Jayasuriya, Jonty Rhodes, Brian Lara and more.

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On the day that Sachin took to Twitter to announce that he has contracted COVID-19, BCCI also shared one of the most pivotal moments of his career. On March 27, 1994, the master blaster opened Indian Team’s batting attack for the first time in an ODI against New Zealand.

Prior to him opening, it was the flamboyant batsman from Punjab Navjot Singh Sidhu who used to open for Indian team. However, due to an injury, he gave his place to Sachin Tendulkar, and the rest is as they say history. To think what it would be had the pair of Tendulkar and Sehwag or Tendulkar and Ganguly never opened and not given their teams the start that they actually did! Sachin given the opportunity to open for his team did not only turn out as a turning point of his career, but also changed the course of Indian team’s ODI history. Sachin ended up scoring 82 runs in his 49-ball, hitting 15 beautiful 4s and 2 sixes.

Taking our focus back to the COVID-19 crisis that has swept across the nation, one should understand the gravity of the situation as it is not only affecting the masses, but also influential celebrities like Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bachchan, and more.

Earlier on Friday actor Randhir Kapoor from the Kapoor family of actors announced that new-age actor Ranbir Kapoor had also tested positive for COVID-19. However, after quarantining and taking adequate measures, he recovered.

Mr. Randhir Kapoor spoke to Press Trust of India and said, “Ranbir is absolutely fine now. He is alright. I have met him.”

Earlier in March, Ranbir Kapoor’s mother, veteran actress Neetu Kapoor had also posted a message on social media platform and confirmed that Ranbir Kapoor had contracted the COVID-19 virus. “Thank you for your concern and your good wishes. Ranbir has tested positive for Covid-19. He is on medication and recovering well. He is in self quarantine at home and following all precautions.”

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Meanwhile, in the last 24 hours, Mumbai has reported an all-time record high of close to 6,000 new cases in one day. On Friday, India reported a total of 62,258 new COVID-19 cases out of which 36,902 were accounted from Maharashtra.