Wasim Akram wished Sachin Tendulkar a speedy recovery after he tested positive for Covid-19 and was admitted to the hospital.
Wasim Akram, a former Pakistan captain, sent his best wishes to Sachin Tendulkar, who has been hospitalised with Covid-19, hoping that Tendulkar would “hit Covid-19 for a six” like he used to do when he was 16 years old when he was pitted against the world’s best bowlers. Tendulkar’s tweet, in which the former India captain shared the news of his hospitalisation, was quoted by Akram, who wrote: “You fought the world’s best bowlers with guts and aplomb even when you were 16… so I’m confident you’ll reach Covid-19 for a SIX! Master, get well soon! It would be wonderful if you could commemorate India’s World Cup victory with doctors and hospital staff… please give me a picture!”
Tendulkar was diagnosed with Covid-19 last week and was hospitalised “as a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice,” he said on Friday.
“Thank you for your prayers and well-wishes. I’ve been admitted to the hospital as a precautionary measure based on medical advice. In a few days, I expect to be back home. All, take care and stay healthy “Tendulkar took to Twitter to express himself.
Tendulkar was one of four players who recently tested positive for the virus while playing for India Legends in the Road Safety World Series.
Covid-19 has also been detected in Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, and Subramaniam Badrinath.
When they were playing for their respective teams and facing off in high-profile India-Pakistan clashes in the 1990s and early 2000s, Akram and Tendulkar were involved in several memorable fights.
Tendulkar retired from all forms of the game in 2013, ten years after Akram retired after the 2003 World Cup.