New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has paid tribute to his childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar on his birthday.
The legendary batsman shared an old picture on Thursday, in which Coach Achrekar is seen guiding the former cricketer on how to hold a cricket bat.
Tendulkar took a trip down memory lane and thanked his coaches for helping him and other cricketers realize their potential.
“Thinking of a man who is very close to my heart has helped countless young cricketers, including myself, to realize their potential through the power of sport and character. Thanks for everything, Achrekar sir,” Tendulkar tweeted.

The staunch coach passed away on January 2 last year at the age of 87.
After Achrekar’s death, Tendulkar said his childhood coach, Master Blaster, had built the foundation of his cricketing career.
“In heaven, cricket will be enriched by the presence of Achrekar Sir. Like many of his students, I learned the ABCD of cricket under the guidance of Sir. His contribution to my life cannot be captured in words. He built the foundation on which I stand,” he said.
Tendulkar, considered one of the greatest batsmen to date, holds the record for highest all-time scorer in international cricket with 18,426 ODIs and 15,921 Tests.


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