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Teacher's Day 2018: Here's how Indian sporting champions including Virat Kohli, Bajrang Punia and many more paid tribute to their coaches

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 September 2018, 13:30 IST

In India, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on September 5 every year in the honour of India's former President and revered teacher Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on the same day in 1888.

When we speak about the teacher's day the first image comes to our mind is that of a classroom. Everybuddy have teacher or mentor in every field to aquire guidance, paricularly in sporting arena. Teachers or mentor can change the lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges. While in sporting arena a good coach is the right mix of ball, bat and challenges.

Here are the India's most successful sportsperson who share the stories on teacher's Day.

Indian Skipper Virat Kohli

Rajkumar Sharma had taken Virat under his wings during his school days and carved the fine cricketer out of him that he is today.  while Indian skipper Virat Kohli never forgets to drop a wish or make a call to Sharma on Teacher's Day. But for Rajkumar Sharma 2014 Teacher's day was different, he didn't just wish him on phone but also sent keys of a brand new Skoda Rapid for his first coach.

Mary Kom

DNA India

For Mary Kom, five-time World-Champion and an Olympic medallist, teachers day is something special and different. She equally praise the efforts of coach right from the beginning of the career to till now. The Abc of the boxing taught by their coaches.

Manika Batra

Indiatimes.com

For India's table tennis sensation Manika Batra, a good coach plays crucial role in the life of an athelete. She also changed the school so that she can get best training under her coach. Once a healthy bond develop between athelete and coach the both of them tries to scarifice with each other. 

Bajrang Punia

For Asian Gold medallist Bajrang Punia, Yogeshwar Dutt is an idol and mentor both who is himself an olympic gold medallist. Dutt is constant source of support and encouragement to me.

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First published: 5 September 2018, 13:26 IST
 
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