Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar Image Credit: Reuters

Kolkata: India's cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, has been hospitalised in Mumbai as a precautionary measure. Wishing all Indian cittizens and his teammates on the 10th anniversary of ICC World Cup triumph in 2011, Tendulkar tweeted the move has been taken ''as a matter of abundant precaution.''  

The former India captain had taken to social media earlier to announce he had tested positive. 

"I have been testing myself and taking all the recommended precautions to ensure Covid is kept at bay," he said.

"However, I've tested positive following mild symptoms. All others at home have tested negative. I've quarantined myself at home and am following all the necessary protocols as advised by my doctor," he wrote then.

Tendulkar, 47, scored 15,921, the most runs in Test cricket history. His 18,426 in ODIs is also the most by anyone in the format.

Tendulkar is also the only one to have hit 100 centuries in international cricket. He played international cricket between 1989 and 2013 and was also a part of the 2011 50-over World Cup-winning Indian team.