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Legendary Indian batsman, Sachin Tendulkar, was discharged from the hospital after recovering from COVID-19 on Thursday. Last month, he had confirmed that he had tested positive for the virus after the conclusion of the Road Safety World Series in Raipur where he was leading the India Legends side.

The ‘Master Blaster’ had to be hospitalised six days after testing positive as his condition deteriorated. Tendulkar took to Twitter to confirm that he has been discharged from the HN Reliance Hospital in Mumbai. He thanked his fans and well-wishers and also lauded the medical staff for their tireless efforts

“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.

“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,” Sachin said in a statement.

After Sachin, a host of other cricketers including the likes of Yusuf Pathan, Subramaniam Badrinath, and Irfan Pathan also tested positive. India Legends defeated Sri Lanka Legends in the final to win the inaugural season of the tournament.

While no cases were reported during the course of the tournament, cases cropped up after the conclusion of the competition as India is currently battling the second wave of the virus with over 1 lakh new cases being reported daily in the country.

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