India batting great Sachin Tendulkar said yesterday that he has been released from hospital a week after he was admitted when he contracted Covid-19, but he will remain in isolation at home.
Tendulkar, who turns 48 later this month, was previously quarantining at home after testing positive following mild symptoms.
“I have just come home from the hospital and will remain isolated while continuing to rest and recuperate. I would like to thank everyone for all the good wishes and prayers. Really appreciate it,” Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.
“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 retired from professional cricket in 2013 after notching a still unmatched 100 international centuries in a prolific 24-year career.
He lives in Mumbai, the capital of the Western Indian state of Maharashtra which has been the hardest hit by a resurgence in Covid-19 cases.
India reported a record 126,789 new Covid-19 cases yesterday 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.
Sri Lanka appoints new cricket selectors
Sri Lanka appointed a six-member cricket selection panel yesterday ahead of the two-match Bangladesh tour of the island.
Earlier this year, chief selector Ashantha de Mel resigned after the national team lost both Tests of the two-match home series against England. The new panel will be headed by former Test player Pramodya Wickramasinghe, the cricket board said in a statement.
Others in the panel are: Romesh Kaluwitharana, Hemantha Wickramaratne, Varuna Waragoda, S H U Karnain and Thilaka Nilmini Gunarathne.
Bangladesh arrive in Sri Lanka next week to play two Test matches in Kandy.
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