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Tendulkar pays homage to coach Achrekar on Teacher’s Day

New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday paid tributes to his childhood coach late Ramakant Achrekar on the event of Instructor’s Day.

Taking to Twitter, Tendulkar went down the reminiscence lane and shared an image of him studying batting methods from Achrekar.

“Teachers impart not just education but also values. Achrekar Sir taught me to play straight – on the field and in life. I shall always remain grateful to him for his immeasurable contribution in my life. His lessons continue to guide me today,” Tendulkar tweeted.

Achrekar(87), who educated Tendulkar and his good friend Vinod Kambli, amongst others, died in January this 12 months following a coronary heart assault.

After his loss of life, Tendulkar had paid an emotional tribute and tweeted: “Cricket in heaven will be enriched with the presence of (Ramakant) 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.”

Achrekar, who honoured with the Dronacharya Award in 1990 and the Padma Shri in 2010, was instrumental in teaching Tendulkar, Kambli and over a dozen different prime cricketers.

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