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Sachin Tendulkar, Yusuf Pathan test positive for COVID-19

Both Sachin Tendulkar and Yusuf Pathan, who recently played together in the Road Safety World Series, confirmed the news on their social media handles.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
Updated: March 27, 2021 10:01:20 pm
Sachin Tendulkar in action with Yusuf and Irfan Pathan during the Road Safety series. (File)

Sachin Tendulkar and former India all-rounder Yusuf Pathan confirmed on Saturday that they have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently in home isolation.

Both the former cricketers, who recently played together in the Road Safety World Series, confirmed the news on their social media handles.

“I have been testing myself and taking all the recommended precautions to ensure COVID is kept at bay. However, I have tested positive today following mild symptoms,” the 47-year-old wrote on Twitter.

“All others at home have tested negative. I have quarantined myself at home and I 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. Take care all of you,” he further wrote in his official statement.

Later in the evening, Yusuf, who last month announced retirement from all formats of the game, said he has also tested positive for the highly contagious virus.

“I’ve tested positive for COVID-19 today with mild symptoms. Post the confirmation, I have quarantined myself at home and taking all the necessary precautions and medication required,” Yusuf tweeted.

“I would request those who came in contact with me to get themselves tested at the earliest,” he added in his tweet.

The COVID-19 cases have been on a surge in Maharashtra and its capital Mumbai with over 36,000 positive cases recorded on Friday.

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