Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli pay emotional tributes to coach Ramakant Achrekar on first death anniversary

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It’s been a year since the childhood coach of Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Ramakant Achrekar, passed away.

On the first death anniversary of his coach, the Master Blaster posted an emotional tribute on Twitter in the memory of his late coach.

“You will continue to remain in our hearts, Achrekar Sir!” the Bharat Ratna recipient wrote on his post in English and Marathi.

Tendulkar’s childhood friend and former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli also took to Twitter to pay tribute to Achrekar.

“No Mentor can ever be as incredible as you are because you did not only teach me to play cricket in the best way possible but you also taught me real-life lessons. I miss you a lot, Achrekar Sir!” he tweeted.

‘Cricket in heaven will be enriched with the presence of Achrekar Sir’

“Cricket in heaven will be enriched with the presence of Achrekar Sir. Like many of his students, I learnt my ABCD of cricket under Sir’s guidance.

His contribution to my life cannot be captured in words. He built the foundation that I stand on.

Last month, I met Sir along with some of his students and spent some time together. We shared a laugh as we remembered the old times.

Achrekar Sir taught us the virtues of playing straight and living straight. Thank you for making us a part of your life and enriching us with your coaching manual. Well played Sir and may you coach many more”, Tendulkar had written after the demise of Achrekar Sir.

As a player, Achrekar competed in just one first-class match but was instrumental in molding Tendulkar as a child, often driving him to stadiums on his scooter. He was also honored with the Dronacharya Award in 1990 as well as the Padma Shri in 2010.

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