Sachin Tendulkar hails medics who worked ‘tirelessly’ to treat him for Covid as the India cricket legend returns from hospital after testing positive for the virus last week
- India cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has returned home from hospital this week
- He was taken for treatment after testing positive for Covid after a legends game
- Tendulkar praised the medical staff who ‘took such good care of me’ in hospital
Sachin Tendulkar has paid tribute to medical staff after returning home from hospital where he was treated for coronavirus.
The Indian cricket superstar, 47, was admitted to hospital last week after revealing he had tested positive for Covid-19 and had been in quarantine at home.
Tendulkar said on Twitter: ‘I have just come home from the hospital and will remain isolated while continuing to rest and recuperate.
Sachin Tendulkar has praised medical staff for their care after being hospitalised with Covid
The India legend announced he was being taken in for treatment ‘as a matter of precaution’
‘I would like to thank everyone for all the good wishes and prayers. Really appreciate it.
‘I remain ever grateful to all the medical staff who took such good care of me and have been working tirelessly for over a year in such difficult circumstances.’
Tendulkar scored a record 15,921 Test runs for his country during a 24-year international career and is widely regarded as the game’s most complete batsman.
Tendulkar, who retired in 2013, had tested positive after taking part in a legends game
Tendulkar (here celebrating with Gautam Gambhir) wished all Indians well on the 10th anniversary of winning the World Cup
He had informed fans he had tested positive on March 27 before revealing he would be taken in for treatment ‘as a matter of abundant precaution’ after initially developing mild symptoms.
India, the world’s second-most populated country, has seen a big surge in Covid cases in recent weeks.
He wrote: ‘Thank you for your wishes and prayers. As a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice, I have been hospitalised.
‘I hope to be back home in a few days. Take care and stay safe everyone.
‘Wishing all Indians & my teammates well on the 10th anniversary of our World Cup win.’
Tendulkar returned to the crease recently as captain of the India Legends team in a promotional event called the Road Safety World Series in Raipur, in the state of Chhattisgarh, which took place on March 21.
Tendulkar posted a picture of himself with ex-team-mates Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Irfan Pathan, Rohan Gavaskar and sports scientist Vaibhav Daga on a plane just days before revealing he had contracted coronavirus.