Sachin Tendulkar's Coach Achrekar Passes Away

January 03, 2019 09:44
Sachin Tendulkar's Coach Achrekar Passes Away

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Sachin Tendulkar's Coach Achrekar Passes Away:- Indian star cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's childhood coach Ramankant Achrekar passed away last night at his Shivaji Park residence in Dadar, Mumbai. The 87-year-old legendary coach has been struggling with age related issues from the past few weeks and he breathed his last yesterday night. Along with Tendulkar, he also trained players like Vinod Kambli, Sameeer Dighe, Pravin Amre and Balwinder Singh Sandhu. The whole Indian cricket fraternity mourned his demise. "You’ll always be in our hearts" said Sachin Tendulkar calling it a great loss for him personally.

Tendulkar was introduced to Achrekar by his elder brother Ajit Tendulkar at Shivaji Park. Sachin took his initial cricket lessons there and soon they bonded well and maintained guru-shishya relationship. Achrekar used to reward Sachin with Vada Pav when the cricketer performed well. Achrekar is the recipient of several prestigious awards in the country. He was conferred with Padma Shri in 2010 and Dronacharya Award in 1990. Indian cricketers today wore black armbands during their final test with Australia to pay respect to Ramakant Achrekar for his sudden demise

"The BCCI expresses its deepest sympathy on the passing of Dronacharya award-winning guru Shri Ramakant Achrekar. Not only did he produce great cricketers, but also trained them to be fine human beings. His contribution to Indian Cricket has been immense. As a mark of respect to the demise of Mr.Ramakant Achrekar, the team is wearing black arm bands today." said BCCI in a statement.

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