Guru Purnima: Sachin Tendulkar pays tribute to his late coach Ramakant Achrekar on Guru Purnima Day; Watch video: Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar paid homage to his late coach Ramakant Achrekar on the occasion of Guru Purnima Day. Tendulkar visited his late coach Achrekar’s home to acknowledge the latter’s contributions in making Tendulkar a legendary cricketer.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 23, 2021
The 48-year old took to his Twitter account and posted a short video. The post captioned, “Visited Achrekar Sir’s home today to pay my respects to him on #GuruPurnima. All memories came rushing back. Can’t thank him enough for his contribution in my life.”
In the 40-second clip, Tendulkar was seen offering floral tribute to his coach and remembered him in all humbleness.
Achrekar had been Tendulkar’s childhood coach who laid the foundation stones of India’s batting great.
Tendulkar had said that his childhood coach had built the foundation of the master blaster’s cricketing career.
Sachin Tendulkar is known to have met Ramakant Achrekar in 1988 with his childhood friend Vinod Kambli. The duo met Achrekar ahead of the TMGA camps in Mumbai.
Guru Purnima: Famous anecdote between Tendulkar and Achrekar
Once Tendulkar missed his practice session to cheer for his favorite team in a match in Wankhede stadium. Next moment Tendulkar recalled that he got a late-cut (tight slap) on his face by Achrekar. The intensity was so fierce that the tiffin box in his hand flew and tossed onto the ground.
Tendulkar recalled that Achrekar told him never to miss any match to cheer for others. Instead, the coach insisted Tendulkar to play in such a way that others cheer for him.
Since that famous incident, Tendulkar recalled that he began practicing very hard and put in a lot of hours.
Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Tendulkar holds the record of being the highest run-scorer of all time in the international cricket, having notched up 18,426 runs in ODI and 15,921 runs in Test matches. Tendulkar’s cricket career spanned for around 24 years.
Guru Purnima: Sachin Tendulkar pays tribute to his late coach Ramakant Achrekar on Guru Purnima Day; Watch video
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