Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has been hospitalized days after testing positive for Covid-19, according to a statement posted on his official Twitter account on Friday.
In the tweet, Tendulkar said: “As a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice, I have been hospitalized. I hope to be back home in a few days.”
On March 27, Tendulkar first announced on Twitter that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. At the time, he said that his symptoms were “mild” and that he was in quarantine at his home.
Tendulkar, widely considered the greatest batsman of all time, retired from cricket in 2013.
His cricket career spanned 24 years, in which time he amassed a record 15,921 runs — making him the highest run scorer in Test history.
Tendulkar’s news comes as India is facing a surge in coronavirus cases.
On Thursday, the country reported 12,221,665 total cases, including 11,474,683 recoveries and 162,927 deaths, according to the Indian Ministry of Health.
More than 65 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been distributed so far, according to the health ministry.