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Sachin Tendulkar Fondly Remembers Childhood Coach on Birth Anniversary

Renowned Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar took to social media to pay tribute to his late childhood coach, Ramakant Achrekar, on what would have been his birth anniversary. Tendulkar expressed gratitude for the invaluable lessons imparted by Achrekar, emphasizing the profound impact he had on shaping his cricketing journey. Alongside the heartfelt message, Tendulkar shared a nostalgic childhood picture capturing a moment of batting lessons with his cherished coach.

“To the man who made me the cricketer I became! The lessons he taught me have stayed with me throughout my life. Remembering you all the more on your birth anniversary. Thank you so much for everything you did for me Achrekar Sir,” tweeted Tendulkar.

Ramakant Achrekar, a revered figure in Indian cricket, passed away at the age of 87 on January 2, 2019. In recognition of his significant contributions as a coach, Achrekar was honored with the Dronacharya Award in 1990. Additionally, he received the prestigious Padma Shri Award in 2010, a testament to his impact on the sport.

Tendulkar, often hailed as one of the greatest cricketers in history, holds the record for the highest runs in Test cricket with an impressive tally of 15,921 runs in 200 matches. His extraordinary career also includes 18,426 runs in 463 ODIs, featuring 49 centuries and 96 half-centuries. Tendulkar’s unparalleled achievements in international cricket, which spanned 664 matches, include a remarkable 100 centuries, a feat unmatched by any other player.

The cricketing maestro played a pivotal role in India’s 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup triumph, securing his status as an icon in the world of sports. As Tendulkar fondly remembers his late coach, the cricketing community joins him in honoring the enduring legacy of Ramakant Achrekar, whose teachings continue to resonate in the life and career of the legendary batsman.

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