Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has come under fire for a tweet related to COVID-19, which came hours after India’s cricket great Sachin Tendulkar confirmed that he had tested positive for the virus.
Tendulkar has announced on his official social media profile that he was infected with the coronavirus.
Merely hours later, Pietersen wrote, “Can someone please tell me, why you need to announce it to the world, that you have Covid?!”
Reacting to the tweet, former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh questioned, “And how come you thought of this today and not before?”
Pietersen later clarified that he had not known that Tendulkar had tested positive for COVID-19. “Just seen Sachin has it! Oops! Sorry @sachin_rt, get better soon buddy!”
Incidentally, all the three — Tendulkar, Pietersen and Yuvraj were seen in action earlier this year during the Road Safety World Series, which took place in Raipur.
Later on Saturday, another former Indian player Yusuf Pathan — who also represented the India Legends in the same tournament — confirmed that he had tested positive for COVID-19.