Sachin Tendulkar's coach and Dronacharya award-winner Ramakant Achrekar breathes his last in Mumbai

The coach of various cricketers such as Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli, Ajit Agarkar, Pravin Amre, breathed his last aged 87 on Wednesday

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The coach and trainer of Mumbai's finest batsmen, Ramakant Achrekar passed away on January 2, 2019, in Mumbai. The coach of various cricketers such as Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli, Ajit Agarkar, Pravin Amre, breathed his last aged 87 on Wednesday.

Achrekar was born in 1932 and was the major reason why Sachin Tendulkar went on to become the finest batsman India has ever produced. He would carry Tendulkar on his scooter and take him to various cricket tournaments across Mumbai. Tendulkar, who amassed 34,357 runs, the most by any batsman, owed his cricketing success to his Achrekar guruji. 

The Mumbai coach would teach young cricketers at Mumbai's Shivaji Park in Dadar and many of his students went on to represent India. Achrekar was awarded the Dronacharya Award by the Indian government for his immense contribution towards the game.

With the departure of one of the finest cricket coaches the country has ever produced, Achrekar will be remembered by the generations to come as the man who turned Sachin Tendulkar into the God of Cricket. May he rest in peace.

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