Achrekar was born in 1932 and played a key role in shaping up Tendulkar’s career over the years
The legendary cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar, who shaped the career of cricket stalwarts – Sachin Tendulkar, died on Wednesday owing to old-age related ailments. He was 87.
“He (Archrekar Sir) is no more with us. He passed away this evening,” his kin Rashmi Dalvi told. Achrekar was born in 1932 and played a key role in shaping up Tendulkar’s career over the years. Besides Tendulkar, he also coached some prominent players in Vinod Kambli, Pravin Amre, Sameer Dighe, and Balwinder Singh Sandhu. Achrekar earned widespread praise for work at the Kamnath Cricket Club at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park.
For his unparalleled contribution to Indian cricket, Achrekar was honored with the Dronacharya award. He was also conferred with prestigious Padma Shri award for his services to cricket.
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