Sachin Tendulkar's coach Ramakant Achrekar passes away!

The hands behind little master Sachin Tendulkar’s magnanimous Cricket career are no more. Dronacharya awardee Shri Sachin Tendulkar breathed his last at Dadar residence just a day back.

Sachin Tendulkar's coach Ramakant Achrekar passes away! Sachin Tendulkar's coach Ramakant Achrekar passes away! Source : Press

The man behind master blaster Sachin Tendulkar's cricket career, Mr. Ramakant Achrekar is no more. Yes, Sachin's mentor, guide and more than family, Achrekar breathed his last just a day back.

He was 87 years old and was battling old age-related ailments for the past few days. Sachin Tendulkar expressed his condolences to the family through a note which reads-

"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 family 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."

Well, it is truly disappointing news as we have lost this gem of a person. Besides Sachin Tendulkar, Achrekar Sir was known to train cricketers like Pravin Amre, Vinod Kambli, Sameer Dighe and many others.

Team India will be seen wearing a black armband today as they will pay tribute to the legendary cricketer.