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Sachin Tendulkar's Coach Ramakant Achrekar Passes Away

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| January 3 , 2019 , 17:20 IST

Ramakant Achrekar, the coach of legendary cricketer and Bharat Ratna awardee Sachin Tendulkar dies in Mumbai on Wednesday.

He was the man who shaped up Tendulkar's career over the years. He was 87 and popularly known as 'Achrekar sir'.

His kin Rashmi Dalvi informed the media over the phone that "He (Archrekar Sir) is no more with us, he passed away this evening."

He died due to age-related ailments.

Achrekar, founded Kamath Memorial Cricket Club at Shivaji Park, coached and nurtured several cricketers including top players such as Ajit Agarkar, Sanjay Bangar, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Vinod Kambli, Pravin Amre and Ramesh Powar.  

Sachin was introduced to Achrekar by his brother Ajit during his school days. 

In 1990, Achrekar was honoured with the Dronacharya Award for Outstanding coaches in Sports and Games. He was honoured with one of the country's highest civilian award, the Padma Shri in 2010.

He was also honoured the "Lifetime Achievement" award by the Sports Illustrated Gary Kirsten in 1990.

Every year during Teacher's Day, Tendulkar used to meet his old coach and pay his respect.

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Last year on Teacher's day Tendulkar revealed many things in Achrekar's respect. He recalled an incident where his revered coach scolded him in front of a whole lot of people for enjoying a match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai instead of playing a match elsewhere.

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