Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar has revealed on social media that he has tested positive to COVID-19 and is currently quarantining at home.
The 47-year-old, who played 200 Test matches for India and scoring more than 15,000 runs in international red ball cricket, made the revelation on Twitter.
“I have been testing myself and taking all the recommended precautions to ensure Covid is kept at bay,” Tendulkar wrote.
“However I’ve tested positive today following mild symptoms. All others at home have test negative.
“I’ve quarantined myself at home and am following all the necessary protocols as advised by my doctors.
“I want to thank all the healthcare professionals who are supporting me and many others across the country.”
Tendulkar is a hero in his native India, having scored 51 centuries at Test level along with 15,921 runs.
He also scored 49 hundreds in ODIs for India, with 18,426 runs at an average 44.83 in 50-over cricket.