Sachin Tendulkar tests positive to COVID

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has tested positive to COVID-19.

The sporting icon shared the news with his 35 million Twitter followers on Saturday afternoon AEDT, saying he was experiencing “mild symptoms”.

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“I have been testing myself and taking all the recommended precautions to ensure COVID is kept at bay,” Tendulkar tweeted.

“However, I’ve tested positive today 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 doctors.

“I want to thank all the healthcare professionals who are supporting me and many others across the country.

“Take care all of you.”

Hope he gets well soon.

I know it's mild, and I know he'll recover and I know he'll be fine – but I don't think that initial moment of numbness will ever go away when I hear something's wrong with Sachin Tendulkar.

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Sachin Tendulkar at the Bushfire Bash.Source:AAP

Tendulkar represented India in 200 Test matches and 463 ODIs, scoring a record 34,357 runs during his 24-year international career.

The 47-year-old played his last Test for India in 2013, finishing his career as the game’s highest run-scorer.

He remains the only cricketer to register 100 international centuries.

Last year, Tendulkar featured in the Bushfire Bash charity match in Melbourne, where he faced an over against Australian superstar Ellyse Perry.

He also played cricket last week at the Road Safety World Series in Raipur.

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