Sachin Tendulkar tests COVID-19 positive, family negative

Former India batsman and captain Sachin Tendulkar has tested positive for Covid-19. Tendulkar, the world's highest run-getter in Test cricket and ODI cricket shared the information on his twitter handle on Saturday. "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."

Tendulkar has quarantined himself at home. “Following all the necessary protocols as advised by my doctor," he added. Tendulkar thanked all the healthcare professionals, who are supporting others across the country.

Interestingly, on March 27, 1994, opener Navjot Singh Sidhu suffered a stiff neck and wasn't available to open in the second ODI against New Zealand, Auckland. The team management reluctantly let Tendulkar open. He opened and made a 49-ball 82 to help India chase down a 143-run target in 23.2 overs and win the match by seven wickets. That knock cemented his place at the top of the order. He made 45 of his 49 centuries batting as an opener.

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