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Man behind Sachin Tendulkar’s career dies at 87

Sachin Tendulkar’s coach Ramakant Achrekar died at the age of 87 in Mumbai at his residence at 6:30 PM.

Cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar, who had trained many famous cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli, Ajit Agarkar died at the age of 87 on Wednesday. Achrekar was born in 1932 and played very vital role in shaping the career of Sachin Tendulkar. He used to coach young people at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park in Dadar.

He was also the trainer of Chandrakant Pandit, Sanjay Bangar, Pravin Amre and Ramesh Powar who acheived success as coaches.

Tendulkar said in a statement, “Archrekar sir will always be missed. I learnt ABCD of cricket from him, his contribution to my life cannot be captured in words.”

Master Blaster visited his coach every Teacher’s Day.

Achreker received many big awards in his lifetime. He was conferred with The Dronacharya Award for his excellence in coach in sports. He was also honoured with Padma Shri in 2010, which is one of the country’s highest civilian award and in the same year he received the Lifetime Achievement Award by Sports Illustrated magazine.

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