Sachin Tendulkar Attends Childhood Coach Ramakant Achrekar's Funeral

Thousands of people including Sachin Tendulkar and young cricketers bade a tearful adieu to legendary cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar in Mumbai on Thursday. Achrekar, 87, passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday evening following a heart attack, plunging the cricket world in sorrow. Thousands paid homage to the coach as his mortal remains were consigned to the flames at the Shivaji Park crematorium, he still sporting his trademark grey golf cap. Since morning, people, including his most high-profile students such as Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli, Chandrakant Pandit, Balwinder Singh Sandhu and other first-class cricketers, trooped to their Guru's residence in Dadar and paid their last respects at Achrekar's flower-bedecked body.