Updated: March 27, 2021 10:01:20 pm
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.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 27, 2021
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’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.
I would request those who came in contact with me to get themselves tested at the earliest.
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) March 27, 2021
“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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