‘Achrekar Sir’, as they called him, Ramakant Vithal Achrekar breathed his last in Mumbai on January 2. Known to shape careers of Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli and several other Indian cricketers, Achrekar’s death at the age of 87, comes as sad news for the cricket fans. Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to express his sadness! Sachin Tendulkar's Coach Ramakant Achrekar Dies at 87: Recalling Famous Incidents From the Master Blaster and His Coach's Journey.
Fondly known as Achrekar Sir’s favourite student, Sachin Tendulkar wrote an emotional message, expressing grief. Tendulkar said, “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.”
Here’s What Sachin Tendulkar Says on His Childhood Coach Ramakant Achrekar’s Death:
Sachin Tendulkar: 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. https://t.co/hti7tUl5Qp
— ANI (@ANI) January 2, 2019
Ramakant Archrekar is known to coach many players who went on to play for India. The star-studded list includes the likes of Vinod Kambli, Pravin Amre, Sameer Dighe and Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Ajit Agarkar, and Pravin Amre among others. Ramakant Achrekar Dies at 87: Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli’s Coach Breathes His Last in Mumbai.
Here’s what BCCI tweeted on Ramakant Achrekar’s Death on Wednesday:
The BCCI expresses its deepest sympathy on the passing of Dronacharya award-winning guru Shri Ramakant Achrekar. Not only did he produce great cricketers, but also trained them to be fine human beings. His contribution to Indian Cricket has been immense. pic.twitter.com/mK0nQODo6b
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 2, 2019
Rashmi Dalvi, kin of Ramakant Achrekar, informed that he had passed away due to age-related ailments. Dalvi said, “He (Archrekar Sir) is no more with us. He passed away this evening,” on Wednesday. Sachin Tendulkar Shares Pic With Friend Vinod Kambli, Takes Blessings From Childhood Coach Ramakant Achrekar.
Remembered for his stupendous coaching and mentoring skills, Ramakant Achrekar was awarded the Dronacharya Award in 1990. In 2010, he was conferred with the country’s highest civilian award in the sports category, i.e. Padma Shri.