Ramakant Achrekar Dies at 87: Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli’s Coach Breathes His Last in Mumbai
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Sachin Tendulkar’s childhood coach, Ramakant Vithal Achrekar, died in Mumbai on Wednesday. The man behind Tendulkar’s success in his career breathed his last on January 2, aged 87. Achrekar is credited to shape Tendulkar’s cricket career over the years. It comes as a piece of sad news for the Master Blaster at the beginning of New Year!

Ramakant Achrekar, known fondly as 'Achrekar Sir' in the cricketing fraternity, is credited to have coached several Indian cricketers during his prime. Achrekar had coached Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli, Chandrakant Pandit, Ajit Agarkar, and Pravin Amre among other Indian players. Sachin Tendulkar Shares Special New Year 2019 Greetings: Urges Fans To Achieve Fitness Goals.

Ramakant Archrekar was born in 1932. The former Mumbai player didn’t have a flourishing cricketing career, but his exemplary coaching skills put him on a different pedestal altogether. He was also a selector of the Mumbai cricket team for a brief period too. Sachin Tendulkar Shares Adorable Pic of Rohit Sharma With Wife Ritika, Wish the Couple on 'New Phase' of Their Lives.

Ramakant Achrekar was awarded the prestigious Dronacharya Award in 1990 for his services in the field of cricket coaching. In the year 2010, Achrekar was conferred with the Padma Shri award, which is the country's highest civilian award in the sports category.