Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday rendered respect to his late coach Ramakant Achrekar on the occasion of Teachers’ day.
Sachin Tendulkar posted a picture on Twitter in which he is receiving instruction from his childhood coach and captioned the post as,“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. #TeachersDay”.
Ramakant Achrekar passed away at the age of 87 in January this year.
After Achreker’s demise, Sachin Tendulkar had stated that his childhood coach had built the foundation of his cricketing career.
“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 life cannot be captured in words. He built the foundation that I stand on,” Tendulkar had said.
“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 more wherever you are,” he had added.
Not long ago, Sachin became the sixth Indian to get inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
Sachin Tendulkar made his debut for the national side at the age of 16, he cumulated 34,357 runs across all formats. Deemed as the greatest batsman of all time, master blaster holds the milestone of being the highest run getter of all time in the international cricket, with 18,426 runs in ODI and 15,921 runs in Test.
Teachers impart not just education but also values. Achrekar Sir taught me to play straight - on the field and in life.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 5, 2019
I shall always remain grateful to him for his immeasurable contribution in my life.
His lessons continue to guide me today. #TeachersDay pic.twitter.com/kr6hYIVXwt
Sachin Tendulkar at the age of 37 played his final World Cup, where the men in blue defeated Sri Lanka in the final by six wickets in 2011.
Tendulkar retired from ODI cricket in 2012 and played his last Test match against West Indies in November 2013, which was his 200th game.
After his retirement, Sachin is seen during ICC events as an ambassador of tournaments including the 2015 ICC World Cup and the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup.
Presently, Sachin Tendulkar has been serving as a mentor to the Mumbai Indians in the IPL.