New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Sunil Chhetri, Indian football team captain and Bengaluru FC member, on Thursday said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. In a Tweet, the 36-year-old, however, said that he is alright and asked his fans to take all necessary precautions against the deadly pathogen.

"In a not-so-happy update, I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. In better news, I feel fine as I continue my recovery from the virus and should be back on a football pitch soon. No better time to keep reminding everyone to continue taking all the safety precautions always," he tweeted.

Chhetri, the 30-year-old Indian Football team captain, recently featured in the seventh season of the Indian Super League (ISL) where he played for Bengaluru FC. It wasn't a good season for the Blues as the side finished seventh in the points table after the league stage.

Last week, Chhetri was named in the 35-member list of probables for the forthcoming back-to-back international friendlies that India would be playing against Oman and UAE in Dubai on March 25 and 29 respectively.

Chhetri is India's all-time top scorer. For his brilliant performances, he was awarded the 'Hero of the League' title in the 2017-18 ISL season and was also adjudged the 'AIFF Player of the Year' for the year 2017.

(With inputs from ANI)

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