Sachin Tendulkar Tweets Emotional Tribute For Ramakant Achrekar On Death Anniversary
Ramakant Achrekar died one year ago following age-related complications.
Sachin Tendulkar paid tribute to his late coach Ramakant Achrekar on his first death anniversary. "You will continue to remain in our hearts, Achrekar Sir!" the legendary batsman tweeted in English and Marathi. Tendulkar accompanied his tweet with an old photograph with Ramakant Achrekar. Achrekar died on January 2, 2019 at his home due to age-related complications. Apart from Tendulkar, the Dronacharya awardee has trained players like Vinod Kambli and Pravin Amre among others at Shivaji Park in Dadar.
- Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 2, 2020
You will continue to remain in our hearts, Achrekar Sir! pic.twitter.com/IFN0Z6EtAz
Vinod Kambli also tweeted his tribute for the late coach.
"No Mentor can ever be as incredible as you are because you did not only teach me to play cricket in the best way possible but you also taught me real life lessons. I miss you a lot, Achrekar Sir!" he tweeted.
No Mentor can ever be as incredible as you are because you did not only teach me to play cricket in the best way possible but you also taught me real life lessons.- VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) January 2, 2020
I miss you a lot, Achrekar Sir! pic.twitter.com/UVXKhZZEUo
Tendulkar, who had always been in close contact with Achrekar before his demise, had attended his funeral and posted an emotional message for him after he died.
"Cricket in heaven will be enriched with the presence of Achrekar sir," Tendulkar had written in his message.
"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," he had said in the statement.
"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," Tendulkar had added in his emotional message for his former coach.
Tendulkar has been quite vocal about the coach's contribution in shaping him.
As a player, Achrekar competed in just one first-class match but was instrumental in moulding Tendulkar as a child, often driving him to stadiums on his scooter.