NEW DELHI: Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been hospitalised after he tested positive for COVID-19 on March 27.
confirming the same on his official Twitter account, Sachin wrote, "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".
The former cricketer was previously quarantining at home after testing positive last week following mild symptoms.
Tendulkar retired from the professional game in 2013 after notching a still unmatched 100 international centuries in a prolific 24-year career.
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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