(Reuters) – India batting great Sachin Tendulkar yesterday said he was discharged from the hospital a week after his admission when he contracted COVID-19, but will remain alone at home.
Tendulkar, who turns 48 later this month, was previously quarantined at home after experiencing positive symptoms following mild symptoms.
“I have just come home from hospital and will continue to be alone while still resting and recovering. I want to thank everyone for all the good wishes and prayers. Appreciate it a lot, ”Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.
“I remain forever grateful to all the medical staff who looked after me so well and who have worked tirelessly for over a year in such difficult circumstances.”
Tendulkar retired from professional cricket in 2013 after marking 100 outstanding international centuries in a prolific 24-year career.
He lives in Mumbai, the capital of the West Indian state of Maharashtra which has been hit hardest by a resurrection in COVID-19 cases.
India reported that 126,789 new COVID-19 cases ever occurred on Thursday as several states struggled to contain a second surge in infections. With 12.9 million cases, India is the third worst affected country, behind the United States and Brazil.