The West Indies beating the great Vivian Richards shared a heartfelt message for Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar after the former Indian captain announced on Twitter that he tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday. In a tweet, Richards wrote that billions of people are praying for Tendulkar’s speedy recovery.
“I wish my man @sachin_rt well and a very quick recovery. Get well quickly, little master. You have billions of prayers in the world,” he wrote on Twitter.
Tendulkar has always counted Richards as one of his all-time cricket idols. In fact, in his autobiography ‘Playing it My Way’, Tendulkar had revealed that he had considered retiring from international cricket after India’s elimination from the 2007 World Cup, but changed his mind. after a conversation with Richards, where the former West Indies batsman convinced him to play at least until the 2011 World Cup.
Besides Richards, other former cricketers including Irfan Pathan and Pragyan Ojha also wished Tendulkar a speedy recovery.
Tendulkar confirmed on Twitter on Saturday that he had tested positive for Covid-19. He said he was showing ‘mild symptoms’ and decided to quarantine himself at home as advised by doctors.
“I tested myself and took all recommended precautions to make sure Covid is kept at bay. However, I tested positive today with mild symptoms. Everyone else at home has been tested negative, “we read in his tweet.
“I have quarantined myself at home and I am following all the necessary protocols, as advised by my doctors,” he added.
The former Indian captain thanked health professionals for their continued support. “I want to thank all the health professionals who support me and many others across the country,” he added.
Later that day, Tendulkar’s former Indian teammate Yusuf Pathan also tested positive for Covid-19. Both had recently competed in the Road Safety World Series where India Legends emerged victorious by beating Sri Lanka Legends in the final in Raipur.